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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw Heads Home to Texas Following Injury Setback

If you’re looking for Clayton Kershaw in the Dodgers dugout in Philly this weekend, you won’t be spotting him. The ace has gone home to Texas for the weekend following a setback with his injured lower back/SI joint. 

Kershaw was initially supposed to throw a mound session at Dodger Stadium earlier this week but that was scrapped and his timetable was left open-ended by manager Dave Roberts. Speaking with MLB Network Radio on Friday, Roberts only offered that the veteran hurler was “a couple weeks away” from throwing a bullpen session.

In 5 starts this season, Clayton was among the steadiest in the LA rotation. He flirted with a perfect game in his first start of the season and had gone 4-0 to start the season, a career first. His 1.80 ERA trails only Tony Gonsolin in the Dodgers’ rotation.

The team plays 3 in Philadelphia before heading to the Nation’s capitol for three against the Washington Nationals. On Thursday, LA opens a four game set in Arizona where Kershaw is expected to rejoin the club. He will not be doing any throwing until then.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. This is exactly why I can’t stand babying these guys. They get babied, and still get injured. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. No amount of protecting them will stop that. Let them play! You deal with the injuries as they happen.

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