Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is headed to the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis, the team announced Sunday. The move is retroactive to May 3. While Dodgers and Padres are scheduled to finish up their last game in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday, Kershaw has reportedly been sent back to Los Angeles for an examination by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The severity of his injury is not fully known.

It’s devastating news for the southpaw, who has managed to steer clear of serious arm injuries over the course of an incredible 11-year career. While he missed significant time in 2016 and 2017 with a chronic lower back strain, he still put up award-worthy numbers: three shutouts and a 1.69 ERA in 2016, an 18-4 record and NL-leading 2.31 in 2017. He got off to an equally strong start in 2018, pitching to a 2.86 ERA in his first seven starts and fending off batters with a 2.0 BB/9 and 9.8 SO/9 through 44 innings.

As the Dodgers wait to take the next steps with their ace lefty, right-hander Brock Stewart is expected to fill in for Kershaw on the 25-man roster. Stewart, 26, has impressed during his limited time in Triple-A this spring, tossing a 2.41 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 and 9.6 SO/9 over 18 2/3 innings. The rotation, meanwhile, will pivot to a combination of Rich Hill, Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling, and rookie Walker Buehler.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.