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With the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw sidelined, Ryan Boyer examines how an already depleted Dodger pitching staff can make adjustments moving forward.
RYAN BOYER: The saying goes that you can never have enough pitching. And unfortunately for the Dodgers, they're finding that out firsthand. Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the injured list with left forearm inflammation. While the club is hopeful that the lefty won't be sidelined long, we won't know more until the results of his MRI come in.
The Dodgers are already without Dustin May for the rest of the season and Trevor Bauer is on administrative leave. They also recently just got Tony Gonsolin back after a long injury-related absence. How Kershaw will ultimately be replaced in the rotation could depend on how long his absence is expected to be.
The Dodgers have gone with bullpen stars in place of Bauer and Kershaw the last two times out. It's not a sustainable setup in the long run, which has the club considering stretching David Price back out to put him in the rotation. Pitching prospects Josiah Gray and Ryan Pepiot could also receive consideration for a promotion.