Clayton Kershaw on injured list with back pain

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Author: Juan Toribio

Published on: 2022-08-05 14:41:20

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Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was placed on the injured list with low back pain on Friday, a day after he exited a 5-3 win over the Giants before the fifth inning. The club activated infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor from the IL, recalled right-hander Reyes Moronta and optioned outfielder James Outman in corresponding moves.

As he warmed up to pitch the fifth, Kershaw felt his back tighten up after his penultimate warmup throw. He then tried to throw one more to test the back, but immediately motioned over to the Dodgers dugout. He left the game with trainer Thomas Albert.

The future Hall of Famer has dealt with back problems throughout his career, landing on the injured list with a back injury in five of his last seven seasons. Kershaw has not missed fewer than three weeks in each of those stints on the…

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