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MLB Rumors: Clayton Kershaw's return date is uncertain

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed ace left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 15 day disabled list earlier this week. While the team is certainly hoping that he will be able to come back soon, the actual date for his return is very much unknown at this point.

Buster Olney is reporting from tonight’s opening game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, and he passed along the following information.

Major League teams tend to be especially cautious with back and core injuries. As recently as this week the Dodgers felt there was no issue here and that Kershaw might even be able to start the home opener, but now it sounds like it might be a significant period of time before Kershaw re-joins the Los Angeles rotation. Caution is the wise path here, though the Dodgers will want him back sooner rather than later.

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