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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw won't need surgery

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:03:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw's (back) MRI exam showed a "mild disc herniation that will not require surgery."

Fantasy Tip: Phew. Kershaw owners just took a collective sigh of relief with that news. Anytime a fantasy ace is on the DL it's big news, but Kershaw was having a season for the ages. All his owners can do now is sit back and hope he returns shortly after the All-Star break and that the issue doesn't affect his legitimate numbers in the second half.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw receives epidural

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:09:59 -0700

Updating earlier reports, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) received an epidural in his back. Epidurals are usually performed to combat inflammation caused by bulging discs. Sometimes the inflammation is what is pushing on the nerve and not the actual disc.

Fantasy Tip: This is a really good piece of information by Ken Rosenthal, which lends us to believe Kershaw has a bulging disc. The severity of that bulging disc is not known, though. The epidural could clear up what ails him, or a more aggressive method could be required. We'll know more in a few days after the injection takes effect. Keep Kershaw stashed in all formats. Brock Stewart K'd seven in five innings in his first start, but he allowed five runs as well. He's an NL-only option in Kershaw's place for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw lands on DL

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:36:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 30, due to back pain. He'll be out until after the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Before you sound the alarms, this could just be a safeguard to give him some extra rest before the All-Star break. Brock Stewart showed flashes in his debut despite giving up five runs in five innings. He fanned seven in the outing, and he could see a start or two before the break. He's an NL-only add right now. For Kershaw owners, keep an eye out to see if he just needs rest, an epidural or scans show something more significant. Obviously, stash him in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw may be out longer

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:11:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) make be out longer than the 15 days on the disabled list. The Dodgers initially hoped Kershaw's would be able to return after the All-Star break, but manager Dave Roberts has backed off that now.

Fantasy Tip: This is big news. Kershaw was having a year for the ages with a league-leading 1.79 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and absurd 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He had 145 strikeouts and just nine walks in 121 innings. Obviously, keep him stashed everywhere and hope for a quick return. The L.A. rotation has been a mess other than he and Kenta Maeda. Brock Stewart, who looked very mediocre in his major league debut Wednesday, could stick in the rotation. Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu are nearing returns from the DL, too, and would be welcomed back. None of those options other than maybe Ryu are very attractive to fantasy owners, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Andy McCullough

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw having back checked out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:33:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) is flying back to Los Angeles to have his back examined, but manager Dave Roberts did not rule out Kershaw making his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw is the most dominating pitcher in the real and virtual game, and a strong case could be made that he's the most valuable asset in fantasy. Stay tuned for updates.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw has back issue

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:30:05 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) has received treatment for minor back pain, but manager Dave Roberts insisted that the issue did not affect Kershaw's latest performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, June 26. Kershaw allowed nine hits and four runs in six innings Sunday, and Roberts called Kershaw's lower back pain an "off-and-on issue." Roberts said Kershaw will "absolutely" make his next start against the Colorado Rockies at home Friday, July 1. Kershaw was on the field Monday, June 27, doing his usual day-after-start workout.

Fantasy Tip: It's mildly concerning for Kershaw owners, but the Dodgers don't sound very concerned, so you shouldn't, either. Be fully prepared to continue running Kershaw out there every fifth day as long as his back issue doesn't flare up again or worsen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Doug Padilla

Dodgers | Off night for Clayton Kershaw

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:34:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out four and walking two, in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it best when he told media after the game Kershaw wasn't perfect. This is just Kershaw's second loss of the year and no reason to panic. He remains one of the best starters in all of baseball.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - John Perrotto

Pirates | Gregory Polanco out for third straight game

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:14:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) will miss his third straight game Sunday, June 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Sean Rodriguez will bat eighth in place of Polanco against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco should not be out much longer, so there is no need to sit him in any league except DFS formats. As for Rodriguez, you may want to keep him seated. He his hitless in nine at-bats against Kershaw.

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Pirates | John Jaso not starting Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:06:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not starting Sunday, June 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 3B David Freese will play first base and bat second against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso is out because of the lefty vs. lefty matchup. Freese is hitting .291-6-27 this year and has done well when starting, so give him a flyer in DFS leagues.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw picks up 11th win

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:56:17 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, June 20, against the Washington Nationals to run his record to 11-1 while lowering his ERA to 1.57.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw has an insane 0.67 WHIP, and he has 10 consecutive quality starts while striking out seven or more batters in 11 of his past 12 outings. He remains a must-start DFS option regardless of price tag.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press