Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural for his ailing back on Wednesday and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. McCullough adds that the Dogers hope to get Kershaw back after the All-Star break.
Kershaw, 28, struggled in his most recent start, allowing four runs in six innings to the Pirates, walking two batters in a start for the first time this season while striking out only four. His overall numbers are still ridiculous, though, as he stands with an 11-2 record, a 1.79 ERA, and a 145/9 K/BB ratio in 121 innings.
Per McCullough, the Dodgers haven’t yet named a starter for Friday, which would have been Kershaw’s next start. They’re currently looking to bring in pitching help from the outside. The club has reportedly discussed Erasmo Ramirez with the Rays.