Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (full back) continues on IL; Dustin May to start against the Giants


Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a stiff back and will not make his scheduled start in Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, announced the ‘team.The Dodgers have recalled right-hander Dustin May, who will start in place of Kershaw. May will be the first Dodgers rookie to start on Opening Day since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Kershaw’s back stiffened in the weight room on Tuesday. The southpaw felt better on Wednesday, but manager Dave Roberts said he ‚Äúdidn’t think it was safe to start him. Roberts said the team were erring on the side of caution, but didn’t know how long Kershaw will be out.


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