The Dodgers conclude their series against the Athletics on Wednesday night, but might not have Clayton Kershaw on the mound. The team may scratch their ace because of a sore hip or glute muscle per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com and David Vassegh of 570 AM.
Kershaw last pitched on Thursday in New York, striking out 11 in a 3-0 shutout win over the Mets. It was the second shutout in three starts for Kershaw, who has an active scoreless streak of 29 consecutive innings.
Kershaw in his last three starts has 38 strikeouts, no walks and has allowed no runs in 26 innings. He has 45 strikeouts since his last walk, and leads the majors with 185 strikeouts.
The Dodgers were already in wait-and-see made for the weekend, wanting to possibly give Zack Greinke an extra day of rest rather than have him pitch Friday against the Angels.
If Kershaw is scratched, Mike Bolsinger is the likely candidate to pitch Wednesday. He last pitched last Wednesday in Atlanta, going seven strong innings for a win.
The deal for Mat Latos hasn't yet been announced, but he last pitched on Sunday, giving the Dodgers plenty of weekend options. But it sounds like Kershaw, Greinke and Latos in some order could pitch against the Angels, but of course there are still over 51 hours before the non-waiver trade deadline so the Dodgers might add even yet another pitcher by then.