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Dodgers News: Doc Provides Injury Updates on Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney

The Dodgers pitching staff is running on fumes. LA will be starting an unproven pitching prospect for the second time in five days. Despite never pitching above Double-A, Michael Grove is set to take the bump to help the depleted starting rotation that’s missing Andrew Heaney and Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw landed on the 15-day IL on Friday due to right SI joint hip inflammation. Although the lefty sounds confident he’ll be ready to pitch once his stint is over, it’s still cause for concern given his injury history.

Prior to first pitch today, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Clayton Kershaw played catch today, but the injury is still nagging. AM570’s Davis Vassegh was one of the first to report.

On Friday, team president Andrew Friedman stated during an appearance on Dodger Talk with David Vassegh that he’s not worried about the injury hampering Kershaw throughout the season.

“Flare-up is a good descriptor. Not concerned about it long term, but just want to make sure it doesn’t evolve into something that’s scarier so knock it out right now and get him back soon.”

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Roberts also mentioned that Andrew Heaney has continued to ramp up his throwing program and could start testing out his shoulder more seriously next week according to The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya. 

The Dodgers are in the middle of a stretch of their schedule – 31 games in 30 days. Getting Heaney back, even as a bullpen arm, will certainly help a staff that has given up runs left and right.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.

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