“It’s nothing that I’m too worried about. It’s really frustrating more than anything. The timing of it,” said Kershaw, who pitched the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday during the teams’ opening series in Australia.
“It’s just one start that has to be pushed back. It’s definitely something that if I had to pitch tomorrow, I could probably do it. It just wouldn’t feel great.”
“I progressed well, my pitch count increased each time, so I don’t think the shortened spring had anything to do with it,” he said. “I really wanted to pitch [Sunday]. It’s hard to admit you don’t feel right. I guess just when it was laid out to me and I understood that we have guys that can fill the spots with the off days that we have, it’s almost not me missing a start, it’s just going to be pushed back a few days. That helped ease it a little bit, but either way, it’s not fun to deal with.”
-Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw talks about the back injury that will cause him to miss Sunday’s start against the Padres. (via ESPN)