Braced for the worst possible news on injured ace Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to find some comfort Monday that his back diagnosis did not appear as dire as last season.
The Dodgers put their superstar left-hander on the 10-day disabled list, a day after he exited a start after just two innings. They called the injury a lower back strain, not the herniated disk issue that sidelined him for 2½ months last year.
A report by Fox Sports said Kershaw would miss four to six weeks.
"Relative to the scan from last year, much better," manager Dave Roberts said. "We have to take it day to day and see how he responds to medication and...