The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw for the next two to three weeks.
Kershaw has been dealing with a back injury and will rehab for at-least the next two weeks before being re-evaluated.
#Dodgers will let Kershaw rehab for another 2-3 weeks before they let him try to throw hard again. Hard to see him back before mid-May.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 1, 2014
The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday night. Kershaw stared for the Dodgers in their season opener in Austrailia. In that outing he went 6 2/3 innings allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven.
While Kershaw is out of action the Dodgers will insert Paul Maholm into their rotation.
The loss of Kershaw to start the season will be felt in fantasy circles but this is largely still the same team that went 46-10 over their last 56 games in 2013.