Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershield is expected to miss at least the rest of the season after suffering a right elbow strain.
Dodgers outfielder Justin Turner said Kershave also suffered a strain, but he did not elaborate on the severity.
Kersh/Turner are both expected to be sidelined until at least mid-August, but Kersh’s return is expected sooner than that.
Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton James (left) and outfielder Justin Taylor (right) are expected to sit out the start of the 2017 season.
(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) The Dodgers are not expected to begin the season with Kersh and Turner in the lineup.
Both pitchers have struggled this season.
Kershaw is 1-5 with a 4.36 ERA in nine starts this season and Turner is 3-8 with a 5.01 ERA.
Kershan/Turners ERA is tied for fourth-worst in the National League.
Both have pitched in a game this season, with Kershaw pitching in six of the Dodgers nine games, while Turner has pitched in two of their games.
The Dodgers have won only three of Kershaw’s 15 starts, including a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
In their last six games, the Dodgers are 8-1.
The Angels, meanwhile, are 4-6.