August 6, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the injured list and have optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch White.

Kershaw, 32, will make the start today after missing the first nine games of the season with lower back soreness. The Texas native is entering his 13th season in the Major Leagues and is 169-74 with 2.44 ERA (617 ER/2274.2 IP) and 2464 strikeouts. Last season, he went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA (60 ER/178.1 IP) and 189 strikeouts in 29 games (28 starts), while passing Sandy Koufax (2,397 strikeouts) for most strikeouts by a left-hander in franchise history and most wins (165) in Los Angeles Dodgers franchise history. The southpaw was originally drafted with the seventh overall selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft out of Highland Park high school.

White, 25, was recalled yesterday for the first time in his career. The San Jose, CA native has been with the Dodgers four seasons, across five different levels, posting a 14-15 record with a 3.97 ERA (130 ER/294.2 IP) and 311 strikeouts. Last season, he split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going a combined 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA (53 ER/93.2 IP) and 105 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Santa Clara University


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