Kershaw on his way?

I have been in PHX all day dealing with a personal matter (buying a piece of property there, but that’s a different story for a different day), and only just now getting around to checking my email. But several people, including my editor at Baseball America and a couple of you readers, have let me know that Clayton Kershaw was yanked after striking out two of the first three batters for Double-A Jacksonville tonight. Called Josh Rawitch at 11 p.m., waking him up (for which I apologized profusely), he said I was at least the second person to call him but that he knew nothing about it. Suggested I call Colletti, then realized it was 11 and suggested I NOT call Colletti (I went with his SECOND suggestion), so it might or might not mean Kershaw is on his way. The team doesn’t need a fifth starter until Tuesday at Chicago, and Clayton would be perfectly lined up for that. But they already will have to send SOMEONE down tomorrow (probably a pitcher) to make room for Furcal, so I’m not sure how they’re going to add Kershaw. Stay tuned.

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  • Phil

    I bet you 1$ that Kershaw is here on Saturday

  • Marcel

    If Furcal is back tonight, it will be Hu or Maza going down. I can pretty much guarantee that.

    As for Kershaw, the speculation is premature.

  • TJ2

    As much as I would love to see Kershaw, I wouldn’t think they would bring him up at this point unless there was something wrong with Penny and/or Lowe. Meaning, getting a look at our phenom right now may not necessarily be such a good thing.

    A shout out to you, Tony. I don’t always agree with you but I enjoy and appreciate your work. Thanks!

  • Tony Jackson

    TJ2, thanks for the shout out. Just out of curiosity, who would TJ1 be?

  • TJ2

    Like I said, I don’t always agree with you so I didn’t want anyone getting us confused. They might think I prefer Pierre over Ethier. ;)