Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (35), who was out of line due to a shoulder injury, is expected to return this week.스포츠토토

According to ESPN’s report, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said in an interview with local media on the 8th (Korean time), “It is very likely that Kershaw will start the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 11th.”

Kershaw, who was active as the best pitcher in the 2010s, winning the Cy Young Award three times (2011, 2013, and 2014), suffered frequent injuries from 2019 and showed an appearance that was not suitable for an ace.

Due to his injury, he only appeared in 22 games each in 2021 and last year, and did not even fill the required innings.

Kershaw boasted a complete resurgence this year. He pitched in 16 games in the first half and went 10-4 with a 2.55 earned run average.

However, on June 28, he complained of shoulder pain in the game against Colorado and was placed on the injured list (IL), and has not been able to stand on the mound since.

Kershaw, who was unable to play in the All-Star Game due to a shoulder injury, expressed his intention to return with the start of the second half, but his plan went wrong as his rehabilitation lengthened.

If Kershaw returns and shows his pre-injury form, the Dodgers, who lead the National League West, will be able to gain more momentum in their lead.

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