After placing Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Bud Norris in a trade with the Atlanta Braves.
Norris last pitched on Sunday, tossing seven scoreless innings against the New York Mets. He is in line to start for the Dodgers on Friday against the Colorado Rockies, an appearance that Kershaw was slotted to make.
Kershaw received an epidural shot on his ailing lower back, leading to the DL stint.
"I think that he understands that's the best course of action," Dave Roberts said of Kershaw. "He's been our most valuable player. And when you lose a player to the disabled list like Clayton that you have counted on every fifth day for a start -- obviously that's out of all of our control.
"I know Clayton is very disappointed. But it's up to us to pick him up."
The Dodgers also received outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations in the deal.
Los Angeles gave up minor-league pitchers Philip Pfeifer and Caleb Dirks.