Clayton KershawLos Angeles Dodgers
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|Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw won't need surgery|
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:03:50 -0700
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:||| 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:||| Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal|
|Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw lands on DL|
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:36:20 -0700
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:||| 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:||| 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:||| 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:||| Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Doug Padilla|
|Dodgers | Off night for Clayton Kershaw|
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:34:59 -0700
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:||| 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.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Baseball Press|
|Pirates | John Jaso not starting Sunday|
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:06:34 -0700
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.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Baseball Press|
|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:||| Source: The Associated Press|