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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has been on the injured list with low back pain since Aug. Returned for the road game against the New York Mets.
Manager Dave Roberts made the announcement to reporters on Tuesday.
Kershaw, 34, has a 2.64 ERA in 85.1 innings in 15 games this season rate and 88 strikeouts for a 7-3 record. The good news of Kershaw’s return comes in the second half of the bad news from fellow starter Tony Gonsolin. The next day, he was on the injured list with a strained right forearm that dates back to August 26.
Two-time All-Star Walker Buehler accepts Tommy John for the second time in his career Tommy John has been sidelined for the season and likely the entirety of 2023 after surgery.
Kershaw had one earlier this year and I was also on the injured list with pelvic joint inflammation and missed a month.
Los Angeles still ranks among the best in MLB with an 89-38 record largely due to a strong Lineup and a deep starting rotation that includes Tyler Anderson, Julio Urias and Andrew Heaney.
However, at this point in the season, it looks like the Dodgers are going to set a baseball record as they head into the playoffs. The Mets trail the Dodgers by a full eight games, 82-47, for the No. 1 spot in the National League, and winning the upcoming series in New York could pretty much seal the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Ultimately, the team must stay as healthy as possible and prepare for success in October. Bringing Kershaw back is a big step in the right direction as the Dodgers are looking for a second World Series title in three years.