Kershaw (forearm) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Dodgers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. This is not a great sign for Kershaw's health heading into 2022, as the Dodgers have more medical information on him than anyone and didn't want to risk him accepting the one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer. He is now a free agent without any draft pick penalty attached, so there will likely be a lot of suitors if he is able to recover from the forearm discomfort that limited him down the stretch.
Kershaw (forearm) said Friday that he recently received a PRP injection, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Kershaw has been ruled out for the playoffs due to a forearm injury but isn't dealing with any ligament damage. The southpaw is hoping he'll be able to avoid surgery during the offseason and said that he expects to be ready for the start of spring training in 2022.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Kershaw (forearm) isn't dealing with any ligament damage, but Kershaw won't be available during the playoffs, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. It's relatively good news for Kershaw as he's avoided a potential UCL injury, but it's still a tough blow for him and the Dodgers, which will now be without their longtime ace should the team win Wednesday's NL Wild Card Game. The veteran left-hander is poised to become a free agent this offseason for the first time in his career, and it appears he'll have the benefit of entering 2022 ostensibly healthy.
Kershaw was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left forearm discomfort. Kershaw exited Friday's win over Milwaukee with a forearm injury and said that it's unlikely that he'll be able to pitch during the postseason. Right-hander Mitch White was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the active roster.
Kershaw (forearm) said Friday that he's unlikely to pitch during the postseason, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Kershaw was removed from Friday's win over the Brewers in the top of the second inning with left forearm discomfort. Manager Dave Roberts said the southpaw will undergo further testing Saturday, but he doesn't sound optimistic regarding the 33-year-old's postseason status. Kershaw made 22 starts during the regular season and recorded a 3.55 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 121.2 innings.