SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw gave his manager a scare.
Kershaw was hit in the left Achilles tendon by a hard hit ball off David Murphy's bat in the fourth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-0 loss to a Texas Rangers split squad on Saturday.
"I might be a little sore tomorrow, but it's fine," he said. "It's one of those things that will get worse if you don't do stuff and if you sit around. You might as well finish out your outing. I'll ice it (Saturday) and it should be fine."
He sure was fine on the mound, giving up two singles in six scoreless innings. The 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked none. But immediately after he departed, the Rangers scored four runs off Brandon League.
Mattingly said he is not concerned "at this point" about Kershaw's foot. Kershaw did not allow another base runner after Murphy's hit and threw 47 strikes in 70 pitches.
"Obviously, you hate to see something like that happen, especially in a spring training game to a ...