LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the 60-day injured list and designated outfielder Steven Souza Jr. for assignment.
Kershaw, 33, was placed on the injured list July 7 with left elbow inflammation and missed 57 games. Prior to the injury, he was 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA (40 ER/106.1 IP) and 127 strikeouts against 19 walks in 18 starts this season. He made one rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 3.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts on September 7. The three-time Cy Young award winner has been with the Dodgers since being drafted as the seventh overall selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft out of Highland Park High School and is 184 -83 with a 2.48 ERA (671 ER/2439.1 IP) and 2,653 strikeouts.
Souza Jr., 32, made four appearances in his second stint with the Dodgers, going 1-for-8 with an RBI. In 17 games for the Dodgers this season, he batted .152 with three RBI. He has spent his Major League career with Washington (2014), Tampa Bay (2015-2017), Arizona (2018), Chicago (2020) and Los Angeles, slashing combined .230/.320/.414 with 72 homers and 206 RBI in 499 games. He signed with the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on April 12.