Injury - Baseball Wiretap

Clayton Kershaw Won't Be Ready For Opening Day

Mar 19, 2019 8:01 AM

Clayton Kershaw won't be ready for Opening Day, according to Dave Roberts.

Kershaw has been slowed by shoulder inflammation this spring and has yet to pitch in an official Cactus League game.

The left-hander, however, has been throwing and completed a bullpen session without any issues on Sunday.

"When he's ready to pitch for us is when he'll pitch for us," Roberts said.

Kershaw has started eight-straight Opening Days for the Dodgers.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Clayton Kershaw Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day

Mar 16, 2019 7:29 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acknowledged that it's unlikely Clayton Kershaw will be ready to pitch by Opening Day.

Kershaw has been slowed by shoulder inflammation this spring and has yet to pitch in an official Cactus League game.

The Dodgers will open the season on March 28 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"It's unlikely," Dave Roberts said. "Unlikely is fair. But I don't want to close the door, but it's more, obviously, when you look at the calendar, it's more unlikely."


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Bryce Harper Bruises Foot, Phillies Aren't Concerned

Mar 16, 2019 7:26 AM

Bryce Harper suffered a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday.

However, the Philadelphia Phillies aren't overly concerned about the injury.

Initial X-rays were negative.

"Bryce has a right foot contusion," Gabe Kapler said. "Right now we don't have reason for major concern, but obviously we want to go inside and take a look first.

"Certainly extra scary given where we are in camp. We're confident and we understand we have a good club on the field, and we're confident that Bryce is going to be all right."

Harper was hit by a 96 mph fastball from Toronto Blue Jays rookie Trent Thornton.


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Luis Severino Likely Out Until May

Mar 16, 2019 7:22 AM

The New York Yankees will likely be without Luis Severino until May as he deals with a shoulder injury.

Brian Cashman told reporters on Friday that it was unlikely Severino would be ready to pitch in a game before May 1 because of the rotator cuff inflammation that flared up in his right shoulder just before a start two weeks ago.

The rotator cuff became inflamed minutes before a March 5 start at George M. Steinbrenner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

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Angels Shut Down Andrew Heaney With Inflamed Elbow

Mar 15, 2019 7:59 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have shut down Andrew Heaney with what the club is describing as elbow inflammation.

Heaney was a candidate to start on Opening Day.

Brad Ausmus said it isn't expected to be a long-term injury, but Heaney might have to begin the season on the injured list.

"I'm frustrated," Heaney said, "but it's something we just have to take care of now."

Heaney was originally scratched from his March 3 start because of elbow inflammation but was cleared to resume throwing.

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Injury, Misc Rumor

Yankees Shut Down Luis Severino With Shoulder Inflammation

Mar 6, 2019 7:45 AM

The New York Yankees have shut down Luis Severino for two weeks after an MRI showed he has rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder.

Severino won't be ready to start on Opening Day.

He was a late scratch ahead of his scheduled appearance Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.

"When he was getting warmed up for the game, he just threw a pitch and felt something around the lat or back of the shoulder and just didn't feel right, so [he] walked off," Aaron Boone said. "He's going to see the doctor and get an MRI this afternoon and kind of hope for the best."

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Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Clayton Kershaw May Not Be Ready For Start Of Season

Mar 5, 2019 7:59 AM

Clayton Kershaw resumed throwing from flat ground on Monday, but there remains a chance that he won't be ready for Opening Day.

Kershaw reported feeling shoulder discomfort last week.

"The main thing is he's trending in the right direction," Dave Roberts said. "When he's game-ready is when he's game-ready."

Kershaw has made eight straight Opening Day starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Kershaw's Shoulder Better, But Still Not Throwing

Mar 2, 2019 4:56 PM

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he stopped Monday while feeling shoulder discomfort.

Kershaw, who felt discomfort while playing catch, told manager Dave Roberts that his shoulder feels better.

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Dodgers Aren't Yet Worried About Clayton Kershaw

Feb 27, 2019 7:42 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't worried about Clayton Kershaw's status for Opening Day.

"We have so much depth in our pitching," Dave Roberts said. "I haven't put any thought into Opening Day outside of Clayton."

Kershaw is taking a few days off from throwing because of a sore left shoulder.

"Right now, the main thought for us is see how he feels Thursday and then we can set out a schedule at that point," Roberts said. "Right now, we feel good about what we're doing as a staff, as an organization, and we'll go from there."

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Carlos Martinez Shelved For Two Weeks After PRP Injection

Feb 27, 2019 7:38 AM

Carlos Martinez had a platelet rich plasma injection on Monday and won't throw for two weeks.

The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping the injection will stimulate healing in his weak pitching shoulder.

It's unlikely that he'll be in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season.

Martinez, 27, threw two bullpen sessions at the start of spring training but has missed the past week.

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