CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs and six hits in five innings during his injury rehabilitation stint with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.
Kershaw struck out nine in his second minor league outing. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner pitched five scoreless innings Friday at Rancho Cucamonga of the Class A California League. Kershaw threw 56 pitches Friday and 86 Wednesday, including a 29-pitch first inning in which he walked the leadoff batter and allowed an RBI double. Kershaw last pitched for the Dodgers on March 22, when they opened the season with a 3-1 win over Arizona in Australia.
Around the leagues
Oakland right-hander A.J. Griffin underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery, becoming the second A’s starter, along with Norwell graduate Jarrod Parker, lost to the season-ending procedure this year.
Minnesota will give left-hander Kris Johnson his first start with the team, as part of their day-night doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move was made to avoid using Kyle Gibson on short rest later in the week.
Colorado placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain and recalled righty Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.