Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Dodgers' Kershaw to have back examined

MILWAUKEE — Dodgers ace LHP Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that has been bothering him for a few weeks.

Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he was still hopeful Kershaw will make his next scheduled start Friday.

The three-time NL Cy Young winner leads the majors this season with a 1.79 ERA and 145 strikeouts. He struggled Sunday in Pittsburgh, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

Roberts said Kershaw has been dealing on and off with a problem in his lower back.

"He's not any better, so what we're going to do, we decided to fly him back," Roberts said. "He's not pitching here in Milwaukee, so as we looked at his Friday start, to give him a couple days back home makes sense."

LATE FINISH ANGERS GIRARDI: Yankees manager Joe Girardi insisted the last out should have come well before midnight, let alone 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, when the game finally ended. The Rangers rallied after a rain delay of more than 31/2 hours in the ninth to win 9-6. "To me, the game should've been stopped earlier than that," Girardi said. "We played in horrible conditions, and I think you risk injuries to players. And we saw a bunch of their outfielders slip." In Tuesday's game, RF Carlos Beltran left with a tight right hamstring and was sent for an MRI exam.

METS: RHP Noah Syndergaard is pitching with what GM Sandy Alderson called a small bone chip in his elbow. Syndergaard isn't expected to miss any time. LHP Steven Matz, who also has a bone chip, had his next start pushed back a day to Thursday.

PADRES: CF Jon Jay went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right forearm that is likely to sideline him 6-8 weeks. LF Alex Dickerson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

RED SOX: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket a day after allowing nine runs in 22/3 innings against the Rays.

TWINS: RHP Phil Hughes will have season-ending shoulder surgery. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

Dodgers' Kershaw to have back examined 06/28/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:27pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Matt Baker's AP Top 25 college football ballot


    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher still thinks he can have a good team. Maybe he's right.

  2. My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU out, USF, Florida Gators back in


    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher still thinks he can have a good team, as I wrote in today's Tampa Bay Times. Maybe he's right.

  3. Road to Atlanta, Week 4



    Central Florida defensive lineman Tony Guerad (93) gestures in front of teammate Jamiyus Pittman, right, and Maryland offensive lineman Damian Prince, left, after tackling Maryland running back Ty Johnson and forcing a punt on fourth down in the first half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) MDPS104
  4. Trump tweets and NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games


    The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

    President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. [Associated Press]
  5. New Rowdie Hunter Gorskie nets game's lone goal


    ST. PETERSBURG — Hunter Gorskie enjoyed a smashing Tampa Bay debut, scoring the lone goal and getting in one of many crucial second-half clearances as the Rowdies held off visiting Charlotte 1-0 before an announced 7,786 at Al Lang Stadium.

    The Tampa Bay Rowdies Hunter Gorskie (27) celebrates a first half goal against the Charlotte Independence at Al Lang Field Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in St. Petersburg. Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies