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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

I forgot to graduate from medical school again this week. But my friends in sports medicine tell me an epidural injection likely means Clayton Kershaw has nerve irritation that is likely related to a bulging disc. Not generally a quick two-week healing process.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers acquire Bud Norris from Braves, according to multiple reports, with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first. Norris is in line to start Friday in place of Clayton Kershaw after firing seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Mets. He is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA this season.

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Losing Kershaw a big blow to Dodgers

Los Angeles is a losing team when a starter other than Clayton Kershaw has taken the mound this season. The ace was placed on the 15-day DL with a back injury Thursday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Make that a 13-game hit streak for Dodgers rookie Corey Seager. All-Star voting ends tonight. Sadly, the kid is not leading the voting at SS.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In non-Clayton Kershaw news, Dodgers CF Joc Pederson is not available for the second consecutive day after crashing into the wall Tuesday night. The Dodgers will decide what to do in the coming days, but it seems probable he will be headed to the 15-day disabled list. He was diagnosed with a bruised shoulder joint and said he has trouble just putting on a shirt in the morning.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on Giants manager Bruce Bochy declining the designated hitter today at Oakland to let Madison Bumgarner hit for himself: "When you win three championships, you can pretty much do anything you want."

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Hardly surprising Clayton Kershaw needs DL stint but don't panic, fantasy owners. Could return in 2 weeks and thrive again. If it's possible, and it really shouldn't be, buy low.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about Clayton Kershaw's trip to the disabled list.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural shot in his lower back and will go on the 15-day disabled list. No exact back injury was announced.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw relieved an epidural shot in his lower back and will go on the 15-day disabled list. No exact back injury was announced.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

League sources: Lakers are among suitors for Chandler Parsons. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Grizzlies are also pursuing Parsons.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

League sources the Lakers are among suitors for Chandler Parsons. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Grizzlies are also pursuing Parsons.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a knee contusion after crashing into the fence Wednesday, Yasiel Puig was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday in the series finale at Milwaukee.