And in today’s edition of how the
"Everything's a possibility," Mattingly said Monday.
The concern is the workload on Kershaw, their new $215-million investment. Last season Kershaw pitched a career-high 236 1/3 innings in the regular season and 259 1/3 innings overall by end of the postseason. He's pitched more than 200 innings in four consecutive seasons.
So you can understand the Dodgers’ logic in wanting to be cautious with their two-time
Mattingly said everyone but
They were less than thrilled Down Under to learn of Greinke's frank comments about his being less than thrilled with having such an awkward start to the season, so it's unlikely the Dodgers would receive any Aussie love letters should Kershaw be held back.
Now a potentially diplomatic way out of this is for Kershaw to come up with a minor injury before the trip.
"That's a negative question," Mattingly said. "I'll choose not to answer that question."