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Kershaw returns to disabled list

The veteran left-handed pitcher presented a lumbar problem during Thursday's game

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the injured list Friday, a day after he left a start with lower back pain.

It is the pitcher's second visit to the disabled list this season. Kershaw, 34, was previously out of action with pelvic joint inflammation.

A three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, Kershaw was warming up before the fifth inning of Thursday's game, which the Dodgers beat San Francisco 5-3. Suddenly he grimaced and pointed toward the cave.

He left the field soon after, along with a physical therapist.

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Kershaw, a nine-time All-Star, is 7-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 85 XNUMX/XNUMX innings.

Also on Friday, the Dodgers activated multifunctional player Chris Taylor, who had missed a month of activity with a broken left foot.

Taylor is batting .238 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 74 games.

The Dodgers called up right-hander Reyes Moronta and sent outfielder James Outman to the minors.

Moronta is 0-0 with a 4.67 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 17 13/6 innings. Outman went XNUMX-for-XNUMX with a homer and three RBIs in four games with Los Angeles.

AP

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