The Los Angeles Dodgers positioned Clayton Kershaw on the injured checklist forward of his scheduled begin Friday with irritation in his proper SI joint, which connects the bottom of the backbone to the hip bones.
Kershaw had been scheduled to make his sixth begin from Dodger Stadium on Friday evening reverse Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Kyle Gibson. Walker Buehler, who’s on the conventional 4 days’ relaxation due to the Thursday off-day, will begin in Kershaw’s place.
The 34-year-old Kershaw was within the midst of one other dominant season regardless of getting shut down earlier than final 12 months’s postseason with soreness round his pitching elbow. He started 2022 with seven excellent innings in opposition to the Minnesota Twins and holds a 1.80 ERA by means of 5 begins, placing out 32 batters and strolling three in 30 innings.
This represents the sixth consecutive 12 months that Kershaw has landed on the IL, with most of these journeys stemming from accidents in his again.
The Dodgers changed Kershaw on the energetic roster with left-hander Garrett Cleavinger, who has a 5.40 ERA in two appearances for Los Angeles this season.
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