I am one happy Dodger collector.
In a span of just a few weeks, I've gone from having zero autographed Kershaw cards to recently adding my second beauty. Check it out here.
Featured is a 2007 Bowman's Best Prospect Autographed card of Clayton Kershaw. It's not quite a rookie card, but it'll have to do for now. His Bowman 2006 rookie card sells in the hundreds, and I will likely have to pass on owning one in the foreseeable future.
Anyway, I thought I would let you all know that Kershaw should be alright - after hearing news of a MRI yesterday evening that showed some inflammation in his shoulder. Yahoo Sports reporter Tim Brown noted on twitter that Kershaw was adamant about wanting to pitch in his next scheduled start, but the Dodgers decided it was best to be cautious. They are holding him back, and will watch his development over the next several days.
Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"I really wanted to pitch," he said. "I just had to admit I don't feel right. When they laid it out to me, we have guys who can fill in the spot, and with off-days, I'll just push back a few days and not miss a start."In the meantime, it has been suggested that Hyun-Jin Ryu can take over, but he is battling his own issues. Ryu stubbed his toe during the second game in Australia, and has had to see a podiatrist about it.
If Ryu can't go, then it is expected that Dan Haren will be next in line. As it stands right now, he is the only Dodger starting pitcher to not have had an reported injury all Spring.
Either way, it's nice to have a deep starting pitching staff, and goes on to prove that you can never have too many Major League starters in the hopper.
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