Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) placed on 15-day IL

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) placed on 15-day IL

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Jun 27, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day injured list on Monday with left shoulder soreness

The move is retroactive to Friday.

Kershaw made the National League All-Star team for the 10th time on Sunday. The IL transaction means Kershaw is ineligible to pitch in the game.

Kershaw, 35, reported soreness in his pitching shoulder to the club after an outing against the Colorado Rockies last Tuesday. He allowed one hit in six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win.

Kershaw tested the arm on Sunday and was hoping to start Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

But the Dodgers decided that it was more prudent to give Kershaw’s arm the rest it needs around the upcoming All-Star break

Kershaw (10-4, 2.55 ERA) is tied for the National League lead in victories and has struck out 105 batters in 95 1/3 innings over 16 starts. The three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP is on pace to post his most wins since going 16-5 in 2019.

The Dodgers recalled right-hander Michael Grove (0-2, 7.54) from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Monday’s home game against the Pirates. He will be making his eighth start and 10th appearance of the season for Los Angeles

The Dodgers also recalled right-hander Gavin Stone from Oklahoma City and optioned left-hander Victor Gonzalez to the same affiliate. Stone has a 14.40 ERA in three starts for Los Angeles, while Gonzalez is 2-3 with a 5.32 ERA in 25 appearances (one start)

–Field Level Media

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