The manager consulted him, and Kershaw was 100% on board with it. It was 38° and he has battled arm problems the last couple of years. The last thing the Dodgers wanted for him to develop a serious arm problem in the first two weeks of the season. One thing to remember is that in a normal season, teams would still be in spring training and pitchers would still be building up arm strength.
Johan Santana‘s no-hitter affectively ended his career.
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Normally I would agree. It is half ridiculous the way pitchers get yanked today. Half necessity based on the incompetence of too many pitchers.
Individual accolades are nice, but the goal is to win a pennant. I'm not sure that extending my ace on a 40 degree day a month after reporting to spring training is a good idea. Maybe if there was a normal six week spring training. Maybe if the game was in sunny LA. I hate the over managing, but this time they might be right