Mar 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on disabled list

Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw received the contract extension that he was looking for during the off-season.

The left-handed ace and the Dodgers were able to agree on a seven year deal that was worth around $180 million. His salary through 2020 will be somewhere around $30 million a year. Now with Spring pretty much over and teams preparing themselves for Opening Day, the Dodgers have placed Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list.

Right now the reason why he was placed on the disabled list was because of upper back inflammation. He was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday due to back tightness. He was supposedly playing catch sometime today but didn’t report any discomfort.

The decision to place their ace starter on the disabled list could have been a precautionary move, which is smart on the teams behalf. But right now the question is, how long will he remain on the disabled list? He shouldn’t be on there long, but I’m going to say a month at the most.

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