Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw was moved to the 60-day DL, making him eligible for return on August 27.
Prior to tonight’s game in Colorado, the Los Angeles Dodgers transferred their ace, Clayton Kershaw, to the 60-day disabled list. The southpaw, who is still recovering from a herniated disc in his back, is now eligible for a late August or early September activation.
LHP Clayton Kershaw has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. He is eligible to return August 27.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2016
This recent maneuver changes the landscape of the National League drastically. The Dodgers, who have not faltered in his absence, can receive an extreme boost in the final month of the season and into the postseason. That, of course, is if he in fact returns.
There is absolutely no denying this guy’s worth. Undoubtedly the best pitcher in the game when healthy, the 28-year-old was 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 16 starts prior to going down. Additionally, he had struck out 145 batters as opposed to just nine walks in 121 innings. Yes, those are “video game numbers.”
Kershaw, who has not moved from the disabled list since June 30, still holds the MLB lead in ERA, WHIP (0.73), and complete-game shutouts (3).