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01:30  19 march  2019
01:30  19 march  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Dave Roberts acknowledges Clayton Kershaw might not be ready for Opening Day

Dave Roberts acknowledges Clayton Kershaw might not be ready for Opening Day Kershaw has resumed his flat-ground throwing. But there might not be time for him to go through the progression needed before the regular season opens on March 28.

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Clayton Kershaw will not be ready for opening day© Provided by Oath Inc. Clayton Kershaw needs more time to recover from an arm issue. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Every Los Angeles Dodgers fan’s worst fears were realized Monday. Manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw would not be ready in time for opening day.

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The 30-year-old Kershaw has missed time this spring due to an arm injury. He’s made progress in recent weeks, but was unable to recover fast enough to start on opening day. He’s been the team’s opening day starter every season since 2011.

With Kershaw sidelined, Roberts will have to decide which Dodgers starter gets the nod instead. He’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Veterans Rich Hill and Hyun-jin Ryu are both coming off strong seasons. Walker Buehler was the team’s best starter last season, but has been brought along slowly during camp. He’s expected to pitch Wednesday, and could still get the nod if he performs well.

Clayton Kershaw may not be ready to pitch in Dodgers' season opener

Clayton Kershaw may not be ready to pitch in Dodgers' season opener March 04-- Mar. 4--PHOENIX -- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged for the first time on Monday that ace Clayton Kershaw, who has been slowed this spring by shoulder inflammation, may not be ready for the March 28 season opener against Arizona. Roberts named Kershaw as the opening-day starter on Feb. 19, the first day the Dodgers held full-squad workouts. The next day, the three-time National League Cy Young Award winner's shoulder flared up, and the left-hander stopped throwing for four days. Kershaw has made a franchise record eight consecutive opening-day starts.

Manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw would not be ready in time for opening day . He’s made progress in recent weeks, but was unable to recover fast enough to start on opening day . He’s been the team’s opening day starter every season since 2011.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged Monday that Clayton Kershaw may not be ready to start opening day , but is making Kershaw will have to go through a progression of bullpen sessions, live batting practice and at least four games before he would be built up enough to

It’s unclear how much time Kershaw will miss due to the issue. While things looked grim early on, Kershaw has been ramping up his activity in recent weeks. He was able to throw a bullpen session Sunday, and reportedly came out of that with no issues. He still needs to progress to throwing to live hitters before he starts seeing game action. In 161 1/3 innings last season, Kershaw posted a 2.73 ERA.

Until Kershaw can return, the Dodgers will have to find a way to tread water without him. That shouldn’t be much of an issue for the club. The Dodgers have gone through stretches without Kershaw in each of the past three seasons and have still made the playoffs each year.

For Los Angeles, the goal the past couple seasons has been to make sure all of its starters are healthy in time for the postseason. As long as that’s still on the table, there’s no need for Dodgers fans to panic just yet.

Dodgers' Kershaw throws first bullpen session since Feb. 20

Dodgers' Kershaw throws first bullpen session since Feb. 20 Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw his first bullpen since Feb. 20, an all-fastball session of 20 pitches. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner has been slowed by left shoulder discomfort. ''Good day, good step forward, for sure, and just kind of keep going forward from here,'' Kershaw said after throwing to catcher Russell Martin. ''Felt great. It was another good day. I'll take that right now, just keep moving forward from here and start building up.'' Los Angeles is not sure whether Kershaw will be available for its March 28 opener against Arizona.

Kershaw had been battling shoulder discomfort during spring training. He was thought to have made progress in recent weeks “When he’s ready to pitch for us is when he’ll pitch for us.” His eight Opening Day starts are the most in franchise history The 2010 season, when Vicente Padilla started

Kershaw may not be ready for Opening Day . By Ken Gurnick @kengurnick. March 4, 2019. Roberts said Kershaw would throw again on Tuesday, when the rest of the club takes a scheduled day off. Roberts also said the Dodgers are comfortable they have starting-pitching depth to get by until

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