Clayton Kershaw shut down by Dodgers after ace not feeling right

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been shut down indefinitely after telling manager Dave Roberts that he “didn’t feel right” after throwing two bullpen sessions this week.

Kershaw, 30, worked out indoors at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., on Friday, but didn’t play catch. Roberts wouldn’t speculate on a timetable for the pitcher’s next bullpen session.

“Just going to take a few days. It’s just best if I do that,” Kershaw said. “I’m not going to get another chance to do this during the season. It feels like it’s a good time. Hopefully be playing catch, if not this weekend, by the first of next week.”

Kershaw has dealt with back injuries the past three seasons and a left shoulder injury last year.

Twins to add Gonzalez: Utilityman Marwin Gonzalez agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Twins.

Gonzalez, 29, started 136 games for the Astros in 2018, hitting .247 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs.

Briefly: Former A’s starter Sonny Gray has stiffness in his right elbow and was scratched from his scheduled start in the Reds’ spring opener Saturday against the Indians. Cincinnati said he is not being sent for an MRI exam. … The White Sox agreed to a minor-league contract with veteran right-hander Ervin Santana. … The Angels signed pitcher Dan Jennings to a minor-league contract.

Exhibition highlights: The World Series champion Red Sox began their spring training schedule with a 6-0 victory over Northeastern University; the Phillies beat the Rays 3-2 and the Tigers topped Southeastern University of Florida 12-2.

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