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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was positioned on the injured listing Friday with a decrease again damage.
Kershaw left Thursday’s game in opposition to the San Francisco Giants whereas he was warming up previous to the fifth inning. Proper earlier than he left the sport, he was seen telling trainers, “My again.”
Kershaw, 34, has been hampered by injuries during the last a number of years. He has not made 30 begins because the 2015 season.
That is now his eleventh profession IL stint, all of which have come since 2014, and it is his second this 12 months. Each IL stints have been because of again accidents.
Regardless of the accidents, the three-time Cy Younger Award winner is placing up numbers just like previous years throughout his stellar profession. He has a 2.64 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per 9 innings. For his profession, he has a 2.49 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per 9 innings.
He additionally has taken two perfect games into the eighth inning this 12 months. The primary time got here in his season debut, however he was pulled after the seventh inning by supervisor Dave Roberts because of a strict pitch depend to protect in opposition to accidents.
Kershaw was named an All-Star for the ninth time this summer season and began the All-Star Sport at Dodger Stadium. It was his first beginning nod within the mid-summer basic.
Kershaw has made 15 begins this 12 months after making 22 final season.