The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed starter Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list and activated third baseman Hanley Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Monday.
The Dodgers still said they expected Kershaw to make his next turn in the rotation, which would come on Friday against the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw left the team immediately after helping to lead the Dodgers to a 2-0 victory on Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers with what the team said was a personal matter.
Under MLB rules, a player can only be placed on the bereavement list in the case of a death in a player's immediate family. He must be on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days, and he can only remain there for a maximum of seven days.
Ramirez, meanwhile, has yet to play this season after injuring his thumb in the World Baseball Classic championship game on March 19. He played in two rehab games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, batting 3-for-6.
#Dodgers today placed Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list and reinstated @hanleyramirez from the 15-day disabled list. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2013