2:06 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day

Clayton Kershaw made what is expected to be his longest start of the exhibition season Thursday, limiting the Chicago White Sox to one run over six innings in the Dodgers' 9-6 victory at Camelback Ranch.

Yasmani Grandal out to improve reputation for working with pitchers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Diego Padres' top three starting pitchers preferred to work with another catcher, but Yasmani Grandal said he is determined to establish a good rapport with Clayton Kershaw and Co. The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Matt Kemp for Grandal in December because they like his bat and highly value his ability to frame pitches, but getting Dodgers starters comfortable pitching to Grandal might take some time. Grandal caught Kershaw for the second time this spring Thursday, and the results were good this time.

Three Dodgers pitchers have had close encounters with line drives

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- About an hour after a line drive hit Clayton Kershaw in the mouth, crushed one of his teeth and chipped a chunk off another one in a spring training game last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers were able to make it into a joke. Catcher A.J. Ellis quipped that Kershaw's 2014 Gold Glove was a "sham," because he failed to make the catch. Manager Don Mattingly wouldn't bite when a TV reporter asked about Kershaw's bravery for staying in the game, with Mattingly jokingly calling Kershaw "Old Blood and Guts.

Erik Bedard out 4-6 weeks

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Erik Bedard's comeback attempt will have to wait. The veteran left-hander, competing as a non-roster invitee to make the Los Angeles Dodgers' roster as a long reliever, will be out four-to-six weeks with a strained muscle in his back, Bedard told reporters. He underwent an MRI exam Monday morning. The injury, a strained Teres major muscle, is the same injury that kept Clayton Kershaw out five weeks last season. Bedard was 4-6 with a 4.

Chad Gaudin sidelined, Andre Ethier goes deep in Dodgers' 6-4 loss

Interesting couple of days for the Dodgers’ pitching staff. Hyun-Jin Ryu goes down with a sore shoulder, Clayton Kershaw gets a tooth chipped and then loses again, and now on Saturday they lost one of their best-looking rotation replacements.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw gets two teeth fixed

Although Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers had a good laugh about the line drive that toppled their ace on Friday afternoon, Kershaw paid the price Friday night.

Dodgers get scare as Clayton Kershaw hit in side of face

The face of the franchise was down. The best pitcher in baseball had been hit by a line drive. Clayton Kershaw sat on the mound, rubbing his hand against the side of his face.
Orange County Register Mar 20, 2015
Kershaw takes liner to jaw, gives Dodgers a scare

Kershaw takes liner to jaw, gives Dodgers a scare

MESA, Ariz – Even those Dodgers fans with no access to SportsNet LA might have noticed their hearts skipping a few beats Friday afternoon. In the bottom of the third inning of his start against the Oakland A’s, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was hit...

Clayton Kershaw scare highlights Dodgers' lack of pitching options

MESA, Ariz. – It turns out that the most significant development in Friday’s game from the Dodgers’ perspective might not have been the scary one involving the best left-handed pitcher alive, but an intriguing one involving a 36-year-old left-hander scrambling hard to revive his career. Clayton Kershaw took a soft line drive to the face in and, aside from losing part of a tooth, he was fine. He eventually got back on his feet and continued a generally dominant five innings against an Oakland A’s team with most of its regulars in the lineup.

Superb matchup on tap at Hohokam: Gray vs. Kershaw

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium Sure, it’s only spring training, but it’s still a whale of a matchup today: Sonny Gray vs. Clayton Kershaw. And Barry Zito is following Gray, so it’s a couple of Cy Young winners in action and potentially a future one. We have some high-profile national media here as a result, including Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The A’s have split squads today – so all those not in game here vs. the Dodgers were getting grief about ducking Kershaw. Sam Fuld let me know he’s 2 for 2 lifetime vs. Kershaw, with a triple, so no ducking by...
NoNoHitters.com Mar 19, 2015

Happy birthday Clayton Kershaw

A happy birthday to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who threw a no-hitter last year against the Colorado Rockies. The only base runner in Kershaw’s June 18th gem at Dodger Stadium reached base on an error, as Kershaw struck out 15 batters. It was part of an incredible Cy Young Award season that ended …

Brandon McCarthy has one of 'those' starts in Dodgers' 7-5 loss

Remember, Clayton Kershaw had a fairly miserable spring last season (9.20 ERA) and his year happened to turn out just fine. Of course, he did have a certain record of excellence to fall back on.

Can Dodgers' Corey Seager remain a shortstop?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Corey Seager has done nothing this spring to indicate he isn’t pounding on the door of a major-league opportunity more than a month before his 21st birthday. In 11 Cactus League games, Seager has a .500 on-base percentage and has carried himself with the calm and confidence of a 10-year major-league veteran, even teaming with reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw to form a top-seeded doubles team in the club’s annual table-tennis tournament.
Orange County Register Mar 16, 2015
Kershaw struggles with his control in a rough outing

Kershaw struggles with his control in a rough outing

PEORIA, Ariz. – National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw allowed one run in his third spring start, and the Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners, 5-2, on Sunday. Despite allowing only the one run, Kershaw was erratic, allowing...

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