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A.J. Ellis

Clayton Kershaw will go on the disabled list

Clayton Kershaw will go on the disabled list

The presence of Clayton Kershaw creates calm. Every fifth day, his teammates say, the Dodgers arrive for work with a sense of lightness. Kershaw acts as a rising tide for the 24 other boats on his roster.

“It’s a feeling when you wake up in the morning,” catcher A.J. Ellis said after the Dodgers secured an 8-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. “It’s Clayton’s day. You’re going to win.”

The Dodgers will not experience that luxury for the next two weeks, at least, and perhaps more, after it was announced that Kershaw would go on the disabled list. The team did not reveal a timetable for...