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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In non-Clayton Kershaw news, Dodgers CF Joc Pederson is not available for the second consecutive day after crashing into the wall Tuesday night. The Dodgers will decide what to do in the coming days, but it seems probable he will be headed to the 15-day disabled list. He was diagnosed with a bruised shoulder joint and said he has trouble just putting on a shirt in the morning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on Giants manager Bruce Bochy declining the designated hitter today at Oakland to let Madison Bumgarner hit for himself: "When you win three championships, you can pretty much do anything you want."

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Hardly surprising Clayton Kershaw needs DL stint but don't panic, fantasy owners. Could return in 2 weeks and thrive again. If it's possible, and it really shouldn't be, buy low.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about Clayton Kershaw's trip to the disabled list.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural shot in his lower back and will go on the 15-day disabled list. No exact back injury was announced.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a knee contusion after crashing into the fence Wednesday, Yasiel Puig was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday in the series finale at Milwaukee.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro gets the day off today, and Ronald Torreyes gets a rare day on as the Yankees go for the split against the Rangers this afternoon. Here's the lineup vs RHP A.J. Griffin: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Teixeira 1b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Torreyes 2b. Pineda pitching

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Of course Madison Bumgarner should make the DH defunct tonight! Slugging pct. over the last 3 seasons: Bumgarner .443 Pedro Alvarez .442 Evan Longoria .441 Jay Bruce .440 Mark Teixeira .439