According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers opening day starter, Clayton Kershaw could miss the start of next season if surgery is required on his right hip. Kershaw, who currently leads all National League pitchers in strikeouts with 206, was scratched from his second start in over a week due to lingering pain in his hip. He is scheduled to see Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday, at which time a decision on whether surgery will be required will be made.

Already without Chad Billingsley for next season after Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers would likely look to trades or free agency to find a replacement for opening day, as only starters Josh Beckett, Ted Lilly, Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano are under contract for next season.