Clayton Kershaw

#22, SP, LA Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    225
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    March 19, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Dallas, Texas
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2006 1ˢᵗ round (7ᵗʰ pick) by the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • W
    11
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    1.79
  • K
    145
  • BB
    9


Player Notes
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed hope that Clayton Kershaw (back) will not need surgery.

Advice: Roberts acknowledged that Kershaw's recent setback during a simulated game -- the ace was shut down indefinitely after feeling discomfort on Tuesday -- has increased the chance that he might have to undergo season-ending surgery. But nothing has been decided yet. He was diagnosed with a mild disc herniation in his lower back near the end of June and didn't feel right after a simulated game this past weekend. Fantasy owners who were riding Kershaw's brilliant 2016 campaign toward potential championships will just have to cross their fingers.

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Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw (back) "didn't feel great" after throwing a simulated game this weekend and has been shut down indefinitely.

Advice: Asked about a possible return timetable, Roberts replied: "Uncertain." Kershaw had been aiming to return to the Dodgers' rotation later this week, but he's been battling lingering discomfort since throwing 60 pitches in a simulated setting on Saturday. Julio Urias will be called up from the Triple-A Oklahoma City bullpen to make a spot start Thursday versus the Nationals.

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Tue, Jul 19 Rotoworld
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Sunday that Clayton Kershaw (back) would not rejoin the rotation on Thursday.

Advice: That's when his spot comes up next. However, the good news is that Roberts didn't rule out Kershaw returning sometime next weekend in St. Louis. Kershaw threw a 60-pitch simulated game Saturday and the club wants to see how he recovers over the next few days before determining the next step for the left-hander.

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Sun, Jul 17 Rotoworld
Clayton Kershaw (back) threw 60 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday.

Advice: He threw at maximum effort while mixing in all of his pitches. The Dodgers haven't announced what his next step will be but there's a strong chance Kershaw will be returning to the starting rotation next week. The left-hander was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his lower back last month but has made a quick recovery. He was pitching like an MVP before the injury, going 11-2 with a stunning 1.79 ERA over his first 16 outings.

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Sat, Jul 16 Rotoworld
Updating an earlier report, Clayton Kershaw (back) will face live hitters on Saturday.

Advice: He's slated to pitch a simulated game at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw will be joined by fellow left-hander Alex Wood, who is coming back from an elbow injury. Manager Dave Roberts said it's unlikely Kershaw will need a rehab assignment, which means he could be back in the Dodgers' rotation as early as next week. Obviously this is great news for the Dodgers and all of Kershaw's fantasy owners.

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Thu, Jul 14 Rotoworld
Clayton Kershaw (back) is expected to throw a simulated game on Sunday.

Advice: It will either be in Los Angeles or at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona. Kershaw threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and didn't show any ill effects. Manager Dave Roberts said it's unlikely he'll need a rehab assignment. It's likely he'll be back for the Dodgers' homestand that begins on July 26.

More: Ken Gurnick on Twitter

Thu, Jul 14 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Sunday, July 24

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. STL 15 15 6 5 0 0 0 1 1 96.1 79 35 34 3 36 100 3.18 1.19 .228
Away (this year) 8 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 59.0 46 15 15 5 6 72 2.29 0.88 .216
Night (this year) 10 10 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 74.2 48 18 17 3 5 86 2.05 0.71 .181
Last game vs. STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 1 0 0 0 2 11
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jun 26 @PIT L 3-4 L 6.0 9 4 4 0 2 4 11 2 0 0 0 121.0 1.79
Jun 20 WAS W 4-1 W 7.0 6 1 1 0 0 8 11 1 0 0 0 115.0 1.57
Jun 15 @ARI W 3-2 W 7.1 5 2 2 1 1 11 10 1 0 0 0 108.0 1.58
Jun 10 @SF W 3-2 W 8.0 5 2 2 1 0 13 9 1 0 0 0 100.2 1.52
Jun 4 ATL W 4-0 W 6.0 3 0 0 0 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 92.2 1.46
May 29 @NYM W 4-2 - 7.2 4 2 2 1 0 10 7 1 0 0 0 86.2 1.56
May 23 CIN W 1-0 W 9.0 2 0 0 0 1 7 7 1 0 0 0 79.0 1.48
May 17 LAA W 5-1 W 8.0 4 1 1 0 0 11 6 1 0 0 0 70.0 1.67
May 12 NYM W 5-0 W 9.0 3 0 0 0 1 13 5 1 0 0 0 62.0 1.74
May 7 @TOR W 6-2 W 7.0 8 2 2 0 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 53.0 2.04
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2008 LAD 22 21 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 100 4.26 1.50 .265
2009 LAD 31 30 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 171.0 119 55 53 7 91 185 2.79 1.23 .200
2010 LAD 32 32 13 10 0 0 0 1 1 204.1 160 73 66 13 81 212 2.91 1.18 .214
2011 LAD 33 33 21 5 0 0 0 5 2 233.1 174 66 59 15 54 248 2.28 0.98 .207
2012 LAD 33 33 14 9 0 0 0 2 2 227.2 170 70 64 16 63 229 2.53 1.02 .210
2013 LAD 33 33 16 9 0 0 0 3 2 236.0 164 55 48 11 52 232 1.83 0.92 .195
2014 LAD 27 27 21 3 0 0 0 6 2 198.1 139 42 39 9 31 239 1.77 0.86 .196
2015 LAD 33 33 16 7 0 0 0 4 3 232.2 163 62 55 15 42 301 2.13 0.88 .194
2016 LAD 16 16 11 2 0 0 0 3 3 121.0 79 25 24 6 9 145 1.79 0.73 .185
Totals 260 258 125 58 0 0 1 24 15 1732.0 1277 499 459 103 475 1891 2.39 1.01 .205
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 LAD 21 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 .069 .069 .069 .138
2009 LAD 30 48 2 5 0 0 0 2 3 16 0 0 .104 .157 .104 .261
2010 LAD 31 55 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 17 0 0 .055 .071 .055 .126
2011 LAD 32 71 10 16 0 0 0 4 3 13 0 0 .225 .267 .225 .492
2012 LAD 32 58 2 12 1 0 0 2 2 19 0 0 .207 .230 .224 .454
2013 LAD 35 77 8 14 3 0 1 10 5 24 0 0 .182 .241 .260 .501
2014 LAD 26 63 5 11 0 1 0 3 4 23 1 0 .175 .235 .206 .442
2015 LAD 31 71 2 9 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 0 .127 .162 .155 .317
2016 LAD 17 42 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 .167 .186 .190 .377
Totals 255 514 36 79 7 1 1 26 21 159 1 0 .154 .193 .177 .370
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2008 LAD 22 P 21 107 1 20 18 1 2 .950
2009 LAD 31 P 30 171 8 27 19 0 2 1.000
2010 LAD 32 P 32 204 5 36 30 1 0 .972
2011 LAD 33 P 33 233 9 47 38 0 2 1.000
2012 LAD 33 P 33 227 9 51 42 0 1 1.000
2013 LAD 33 P 33 236 7 35 27 1 2 .971
2014 LAD 27 P 27 198 8 41 31 2 3 .951
2015 LAD 33 P 33 232 8 54 45 1 1 .981
2016 LAD 16 P 16 121 2 16 13 1 0 .938
Totals 260 P 258 1732 57 327 263 7 13 .979