Dodgers place Joc Pederson on the DL with shoulder injury
LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, injured crashing into the outfield wall making a game-saving catch at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Tuesday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right AC joint on Friday.
The Dodgers also officially placed three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 1.79) on the disabled list with mild disk herniation in his back. Kershaw was feeling ''considerably better'' after undergoing an epidural, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Pederson injured his non-throwing shoulder in the Dodgers' 6-5 victory Tuesday after crashing into the center field wall chasing down a drive off the bat of Brewers slugger Chris Carter. Pederson collapsed after making the catch, allowing Jonathan Lucroy to score from second base on the sacrifice fly. Pederson was escorted off the field.
The Dodgers activated right-hander Bud Norris, acquired on Thursday in a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves, to start in Kershaw's place Friday night against the Colorado Rockies.
Los Angeles selected the contract of outfielder Max Venable from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room for Venable on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-hander Layne Somsen for assignment.