Any and all injury news involving the Los Angeles Dodgers, including players on the disabled list, team training staff, club physicians, and other news.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss the 2021 postseason, but won’t need surgery, as an MRI showed no ligament damage to his left elbow.
Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy injured his left elbow in a collision at first base on Sunday, and had to leave the game against the Brewers.
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw left Friday’s game against the Brewers in the second inning with left forearm discomfort.
Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a fractured left rib, and will miss at least another week. Luke Raley was recalled from Triple-A and will start the series opener against the Rockies.
Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock left Saturday’s game against the Giants in the first inning after suffering a Grade 2 right hamstring strain while running the bases.
One night after leaving the game with right hip discomfort, Mookie Betts is back in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday against the Angels, batting third for the first time since 2017.
Clayton Kershaw has been on the injured list since the first week in July with left elbow inflammation, and soreness has delayed his potential return to September. "Being hurt is miserable, and I really don’t enjoy it at all," he said.
Dodgers pitcher Jimmy Nelson is out for the remainder of the 2021 season (and possibly 2022), needing both Tommy John surgery and right flexor tendon repair.
Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly injured his hamstring in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win over the Rockies. He’ll receive treatment on the hamstring on Monday before the club travels to San Francisco, and the team will determine his next step from there.
The Dodgers placed Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with right hip inflammation, after a full week out of the starting lineup. Pitcher Jimmy Nelson was activated from the injured list after missing 14 games.
Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is out of the lineup for a sixth straight day, dealing with right hip inflammation. The club has no plans to place him on the injured list, instead betting that he’ll be ready to return when the Dodgers play the Giants starting Tuesday in San Francisco.
Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Dodgers lineup on Monday, missing his second straight game with right hip irritation. Corey Seager could return from the injured list as early as Monday, depending on how he feels Tuesday.
Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux will miss some time with a hamstring injury, and Victor Gonzalez will likely be activated from the injured list to join the bullpen on Monday.
Corey Seager will continue his rehab from a broken hand at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, taking at-bats in simulated games and might not need a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers. Also, injury updates on Clayton Kershaw and Jimmy Nelson.
Dodgers reliever Jimmy Nelson was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a left lumbar strain. Left-hander Alex Vesia was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the eighth different pitcher added to the Dodgers bullpen in the last eight days.
The Dodgers got relatively good news on Friday, with the MRI on Clayton Kershaw’s left forearm showing only inflammation. He will play catch on Saturday, rest through the All-Star break, and potentially rejoin the starting rotation shortly after the break.
Clayton Kershaw was placed on the injured list with left forearm inflammation, and the Dodgers are down to three healthy and active starting pitchers.
Dodgers left-hander Victor Gonzalez, the most used member of the pitching staff, was placed on the injured list on Tuesday with left plantar fasciitis. The club recalled left-hander Garrett Cleavinger, one day after he was optioned to Triple-A.
Dodgers top prospect Josiah Gray isn’t yet throwing off a mound as he works his way back slowly from a right shoulder impingement. Elsewhere in the minors on Saturday, Brandon Lewis homered twice, Miguel Vargas had his first two Double-A hits, and more.