The Dodgers placed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day IL with left forearm inflammation on Wednesday. It is not known how severe the injury is to the veteran pitcher, who was initially scheduled to pitch on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
It is possible that Kershaw could miss just one start and use the All-Star break to recover. It is also possible that he could need more time, as forearm inflammation on a pitching arm/elbow can linger.
The Dodgers are already down starter Trevor Bauer, who is not with the team as MLB continues to investigate allegations of sexual assault.
According to Juan Toribio of MLB.com, David Price will likely handle “the bulk innings in Kershaw’s absence.”
The Dodgers may also call up right-handed prospects Josiah Gray or Ryan Pepiot from the minor leagues to eat some innings.