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Dodgers management still considering its options in dealing with Clayton Kershaw's injury

Dodgers management still considering its options in dealing with Clayton Kershaw's injury

The herniated disk in Clayton Kershaw’s lower back won’t necessarily intensify the pursuit of a starting pitcher before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, Andrew Friedman, the team’s president of baseball operations, said Sunday.

The Dodgers want to get a better handle on Kershaw’s absence — the ace is expected to miss at least a month — and how well newly acquired right-hander Bud Norris and returning starters Brandon McCarthy (elbow surgery) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder surgery) fare this month before plunging into the market. And the need for a bat could exceed the need for an arm.

“We’ve started conversations and have...

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