Calamity! The Dodgers are near the bottom of the Cactus League standings! They’re 1-3 with 3 ties!
Kershaw reflects on his past history and potential overuse which may have contributed to his recent injuries.
“I don’t have any regrets of what I did, whether it be the short rest or the bullpens or the different things like that,” Kershaw said. “At the end of the day, for the team to count on you and want you to go out there and do it, that’s a huge honor. They paid me a lot of money too.
“Looking back on it, the only thing I’d say is I wish I’d pitched better.”
He’s not entirely convinced his earlier workload contributed much to his more recent injury record.
“You just don’t know with pitchers,” he said. “You look at Adam Wainwright, we kind of thought, he had Tommy John [surgery], he had the Achilles thing and last year he threw the most innings in baseball, or close to it. (Wainwright’s 206 1/3 innings were third-most in the majors.)
“And then there are some guys that are so big and so strong and throw so hard and they haven’t pitched a full season in a while.”