Watch: Clayton Kershaw fields comebacker behind his back

Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Not only is Clayton Kershaw the best pitcher in baseball, but he also fields his position well. 

In the third inning of Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace fielded a sharp ground ball hit back at him while on one knee, spun around and fired to first for the out. 

In addition to his three Cy Young Awards, Kershaw has two Gold Gloves, so his fielding abilities are not going unnoticed. Still, he can't come up with every ball hit back at him. During a spring training game this year Kershaw was struck in the side of the face with a line drive. Luckily, he was uninjured and stayed in the game. 

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