Yovani Gallardo won't pitch in the All-Star game due to injury

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Brewers manager Ken Macha announced today that Yovani Gallardo will not be available to pitch in the All-Star game after leaving Sunday’s start with a strained oblique.
According to Macha the “best-case scenario” for Gallardo is “doing no baseball activities for at least 10 days” and “you can’t have a guy walk off the mound one week and then put him in [All-Star] game the next.”
Gallardo is very deserving of his first All-Star selection, going 8-4 with a 2.58 ERA, .224 opponents’ batting average, and 122/48 K/BB ratio in 112 innings. Presumably he’ll be replaced on the NL roster by another starting pitcher, with Mike Pelfrey, Mat Latos, and Jaime Garcia being among the obvious choices.

Clayton Kershaw returning to Dodgers on 1-year, $20M deal

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LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.

For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.

The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.

Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.

Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.