December 2, 2023


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NL West notes: Kershaw, Lovullo, Tovar

NL West notes: Kershaw, Lovullo, Tovar

Clayton Kershaw They threw 59 rounds over four rounds of minor league rehab starting today, and Dodgers Management Dave Roberts For reporters (including Fabian Athletic Wear) that Kershaw will be activated from the infected list for 15 days for the next outing. This would put Kershaw in a streak to start against the Giants next weekend, as the NL West rivals clash in a big series.

Kershaw was placed in IL on 13 May due to inflammation of the right SI joint, and although the injury was not a major problem, any absence is cause for concern given Kershaw’s prolonged injury history and importance in the LA cycle. Now in his 15th season, the Hall-of-Famer is still in good shape, with a 1.80 ERA, 29.4% strike rate, and a meager 2.8% walk rate during his first 30 innings of the 2022 campaign.

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  • while the Diamondbacks He has a modest 26-29 record, which is still a huge improvement from the 77-145 level in 2020-21, and has led to some renewed faith in manager Tore Lovulue. Some front office officials urged to give ownership [Lovullo] extension,” USA TODAY Bob Nightingale He writes, but ownership is swaying at the moment. The captain is already under control after this season, like Extension Signing last September secured Lovullo’s deal for the 2022 season and added the club’s option for 2023, so the D’Backs technically don’t need to act urgently on locking Lovullo. This is Lovullo’s sixth season with Arizona, with a total record of 363-400 and one post-season appearance on his resume, as well as an NL Manager of the Year award in 2017.
  • Ezequiel Tovar Explain why Rocky Consider the 20-year-old notched .317/.398/.581 with 11 players and 16 steals (on 17 chances) over 211 games at Double-A Hartford. This offensive increase is so promising that continuous strikes have been considered the last piece of the puzzle for a player who is already a great defender. as such Patrick Saunders at The Denver Post He notes, there is precedent for Rox moving fast with promising short layovers, such as Trevor’s story Only played 61 matches in Triple-A and Troy Tolitsky He skipped Triple-A completely before his big league debut. Given that Tovar missed an entire year of game development due to the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season, the Rockies might not be quite as aggressive with an upgrade this time around, but Tovar is definitely attracting attention. American baseball shocked Tovar to 26th place Arrange them in the middle of the season From the top 100 potential teams in the game.
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