Can Clayton Kershaw Help Rescue an Under-Performing Starting Rotation?

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As the Dodgers try to fight themselves out of their current five-game losing streak, it’s hard to say exactly what it might take to get back in the winning column. It could be an offensive explosion, or it may be a stellar start from a member of their starting rotation. Or, it might even take a flawless multi-inning effort from a highly-criticized bullpen.

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Dodgers Head to Colorado, Kershaw’s Rehab Successful at OKC

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As it turned out, Clayton Kershaw did continue his streak of Opening Day starts for the Dodgers. It just happened to be for the Oklahoma City Dodgers as opposed to the team in Los Angeles.

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Clayton Kershaw Continues to Progress

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Despite being faced with the realization that he won’t be making his ninth consecutive opening day start, Dodgers‘ ace Clayton Kershaw continues to progress towards game action.

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Dodgers Spring Training News: Kershaw, Hill, Urias & More

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Things seem to moving in the right direction, as far as the Dodgers‘ pitching staff is concerned. On Sunday, Dennis highlighted how Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler are progressing towards Opening Day. On Monday, Kershaw threw an official bullpen for the first time since he was sidelined with a shoulder issue.

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Kershaw, Buehler Expected to Be Ready for Opening Day

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According to multiple reports coming from spring camp on Sunday afternoon, the Dodgers expect two of their most valuable pitchers—Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler—to be ready for the beginning of the season.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Kershaw, Seager, Martin & More

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As it stands now, injuries aren’t an overwhelming concern for the Dodgers as Opening Day approaches; however, there are three big players who could be at risk at missing the beginning of the season should they fail to make progress.

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Clayton Kershaw Experiencing Early Spring Setback

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Only one week of Dodgers‘ spring training is in the books, and already there is a sigh of “here we go” amongst the fans.

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Dodgers Name Clayton Kershaw Opening Day Starter

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Halfway through winter, there wasn’t much debate as to which pitchers would make up the quintet of the Dodgers starting rotation, so long as everyone stayed healthy. Furthermore, there wasn’t any doubt at all who would take the hill on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

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Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Reach New Contract Agreement

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Clayton Kershaw will be in Dodger Blue at least for three more years. On Friday, the team announced that they had re-signed their homegrown, multi Cy Young winning pitcher to a one-year extension in addition to the two years remaining on his current contract.

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Potential Fallout from Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Decision

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The first big domino of the offseason is about to drop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it involves the decision by possibly the best regular season pitcher of the last half-century.

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