On the last day of a 10-day hellish trip, Clayton Kershaw (the pitcher) left the Dodgers to go to Los Angeles after he complained about his discomfort in his left hand. He underwent a test from Neal ElAttrache (the team doctor) that discovered biceps tendinitis, with an uncertain time for recovery.
The team put Kershaw in the disabled list this week. The list will be checked again after 10 days. Kershaw had tackled less grave injuries with the similar situation in the past. He discontinued a session of catch last week since his arm “just was not feeling correct,” claimed Dave Roberts, the manager, to the media in an interview.
Kershaw has been in the DL in each of the last 3 seasons, and 4 out of the previous 5. This is his initial case having an injury. An injury to the biceps can be the predecessor to something more brutal with the shoulder or elbow, but the Dodgers claimed that there was no proof of structural harm yet. “There are no signs that this is anything grave, nothing more than biceps tendinitis,” claimed Andrew Friedman, the president of baseball operations, to the media in an interview.
Earlier, the team wrapped up an 11-game and three-city trip in which Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager, and Hyun-Jin Ryu also were kept aside due to injuries. The trip began with Pedro Baez slipping off a mound. This had cost his team a game. It only got poorer from there, concluding in last week’s loss to the San Diego Padres with 3-0. Kershaw turned out to be the 4th All-Star from Dodgers to get placed in the disabled list. Seager suffered a season-ending surgery last week on his throwing elbow. Puig, who injured his left hip and foot, can be recovered this week, as per the team doctor.
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