LOS ANGELES -- Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Sunday night's start because of an inflamed teres major muscle, which stabilizes the upper arm near the upper back.And KangaRyu has toenail fungus or a hangnail or some shit.
Kershaw underwent an MRI on Wednesday that showed the inflammation. A Dodgers news release indicated that Kershaw complained of discomfort playing catch at Tuesday's workout. He wouldn't say if he felt the discomfort while throwing 102 pitches in the season-opening win in Australia.
"Whatever Donnie said is what we'll go with," said Kershaw, referring to manager Don Mattingly, who said the first the club heard about the injury was Tuesday.
Kershaw will miss Sunday night's game with the Padres.
Ryu played light catch during the Dodgers' workout on Tuesday, but didn't participate in fielding practice. He was scheduled to see a podiatrist later in the day. Ryu's spot would likely be taken by Dan Haren or Paul Maholm.To go all Karina/positive with my thinking, at least it's happening now and not down the stretch. We're all just sensitive since we've been hit with the inure bug repeatedly this last couple of seasons. And because they have to start tossing out names like Paul Maholm and Dan Haren.
"Yeah, I'm concerned," Mattingly said. "It's not a long-term thing, but it could set us back and make us change the rotation we've been talking about."
In non-inury but somewhat notable news, looks like Javy Guerra (White Sox) and Rule 5 Draft acquisition Seth Rosin (Rangers) are in the Dodgers' rearview mirror. Javy pitched some good games for us two seasons ago and seemed to be an all-around good guy. Good luck, Javy.