The Los Angeles Dodgers have struggled this season, with several injuries and absences that have accumulated mainly in their starting rotation, where on paper at the beginning of the season they looked like the strongest of all MLB, with Clayton Kershaw, Dustin May, Trevor Bauer all whether due to injury or due to problems with the law, they have been out of the starting team.
Of the three of them, the only one who has a chance to return this year is Clayton Kershaw, who by being put on the 60-day disabled list, can be activated until sooner in September, while May underwent a Tommy John and Bauer’s legal troubles could keep him out for the remainder of the season.
The truth is that for Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, he would love to have Kershaw back in the team, but he thinks he may not have time to return in full force to be a starter, so he does not rule out sending him to the bullpen. as he told Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group.
I think it would be a contingent thing to put him back in the rotation because of the way things have turned out. I don’t want to say no to him, but if he freaks out from the bullpen to pitch two or three innings, that would be fine.
Clayton Kershaw has not played since July 7 and has had several setbacks in his recovery.