The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that millions of baseball fans around the world do not want to hear: they are sending star pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the injured list.
In this case, he is dealing with inflammation of the right SI joint, an injury to the pelvic zone.
The good news is that this has nothing to do with Flexor Tendon’s problems that have robbed him of a large part of his 2021 season.
The bad news is that we still don’t know how long he will be off the field, and the injury is off to a great start to the season by an experienced left-handed batsman.
“Clayton Kershaw, who has another impressive season underway, goes to IL with inflammation of the right SI joint. Kershaw is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA with 32 strikeouts and three walks this season, ”USA Today’s Bob Nightingale tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Clayton Kershaw, who has another impressive season underway, goes to IL with inflammation of the right SI joint. Kershaw is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA this season, including 32 strikeouts and three walks.
– Bob Nightingale (BNightengale) May 13, 2022
Dodgers need badly healthy weapons
With the exception of the mid-90s fastball with which he rocked the 2010s, Kershaw’s primary weapon at the moment is his impeccable command, his Hall of Fame carveball, and one of the most amazing pitching brains in game history.
It’s not bad at all.
The timing of the injury is also unfortunate for the Dodgers, as their depth has recently taken a serious hit.
Trevor Bauer has been fired for two years and Andrew Henny, Dustin May and Danny Duffy are on the shelf.
Most injured pitchers should be able to return on their way and relatively soon (at least much sooner than Bauer, whose MLB future is in question), but for now, the Dodgers need a healthy body.
The hope is that Kerash will not have to miss too much time with his injury.