The Los Angeles Dodgers transferred left-handed pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Danny Duffy to the 60-day injured list Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for a pair of waiver claims.
Kershaw will be eligible to return Sept. 5 and Duffy on Sept. 18.
The Dodgers claimed catcher Anthony Bemboom off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and right-handed pitcher Conner Greene from the Baltimore Orioles.
Kershaw (forearm inflammation) said Friday that he didn’t expect to return until September after trying “to come back too fast, which is a bummer.”
Kershaw, 33, last pitched July 3 in a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals. He surrendered three runs on three hits in four innings but didn’t figure into the decision. On the season, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA.
The Dodgers acquired Duffy at the trade deadline. Duffy is on the IL with a flexor strain in his left forearm.
Duffy, 32, has spent all 11 seasons of his major league career with the Royals. He is 4-3 with a 2.51 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) this season, marking his lowest ERA since the 2013 season when he made just five starts. He has also tossed 65 strikeouts over 61 innings in 2021 and allowed only six home runs.
Bemboom, 31, was batting .222 in 27 at-bats with the Angels this season. He’s a career .178 hitter.
Greene, 26, had a 14.73 ERA in three appearances this season without a decision.
–Field Level Media