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Clayton Kershaw figures to be impatient while on Dodgers' disabled list

Clayton Kershaw figures to be impatient while on Dodgers' disabled list

Clayton Kershaw had been on the disabled list only once in his distinguished nine-year Dodgers career before being shelved by a herniated disk in his lower back last week, the left-hander sitting out six weeks early in 2014 because of a muscle strain in his upper back.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner was not a very good patient then, and he knows he won’t be now.

“I’m going to be very impatient and try to pitch tomorrow,” Kershaw said before Saturday night’s game. “The DL [stinks]. There’s no getting around it; it’s awful. You come to the field every day and feel like you let the team down by not pitching....

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