Los Angeles Dodgers icon, left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw (35) expressed his determination to return to normal this summer.
Kershaw met with local reporters, including the Associated Press, at the Major League Baseball (MLB) Dodgers spring camp held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, USA on the 9th (Korean time) and explained the rehabilitation process and return schedule. 온라인카지노
“It was really hard to sign, but I’m excited to pitch again at Dodger Stadium,” Kershaw said.
He said, “I concentrated on recovery for three months after the surgery, and it has been about two weeks since I started the pitching program,” and added, “I will be able to return as early as July or August.”
Regarding ‘superstar’ Shohei Ohtani, who joined the Dodgers, Kershaw said, “He is a smart player, so he will do well,” and “It is good for other players that the attention is focused on Ohtani.”
Kershaw qualified as a free agent (FA) after completing the 2023 season, and recently decided to sign with his home team, the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have not yet officially announced the details of the contract or the facts of the contract.
However, AP reported, “The Dodgers have prepared a space in the clubhouse with Clayton Kershaw’s name on it.”
Kershaw is a franchise star who has only played for the Dodgers since 2008.
He ranked first in the National League (NL) earned run average for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, and received the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher, three times during this period.
In 2014, he achieved outstanding results with 21 wins, 3 losses, and an earned run average of 1.77, and even won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
However, Kershaw has suffered from frequent injuries since 2019, and was put on the operating table in November last year due to injuries to the glenohumeral ligament and joint capsule of his left shoulder.