It could be just coincidence that the Dodgers opened the season early in Australia and their two starting pitchers were soon after headed to the disabled list, but then maybe not.
Kershaw has been on the DL since winning the season opener with an upper back strain but is expected to be activated early next week.
The Dodgers also optioned reliever Paco Rodriguez back to triple-A Albuquerque and called up right-hander Jose Dominguez and infielder
Ryu has made seven starts for the Dodgers this season, going 3-2 with a 3.00 earned-run average. He struggled in his last outing (five innings, nine hits, five earned runs), however, and his velocity appeared down.