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MLB notebook: Kershaw rips Andersons disrespectful move

Sports Xchange - Friday 21st April, 2017

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw expressed his displeasure at the "disrespectful" actions of Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson at the start of Wednesday's game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' ace was ready to deliver the first pitch of the game but had to halt as Anderson meandered in from the bullpen. Anderson threw a few extra pitches and finished his pregame routine a bit late and was heading to the dugout.

"That was one of the more disrespectful things I've been a part of in a game," Kershaw told reporters. "I really didn't appreciate that. The game starts at 7:10 (p.m. PT), it started at 7:10 here for a long time. Just go around or finish earlier.

"That wasn't appreciated, for sure. Not going to say any more, I'll get in trouble."

Kershaw paced around the mound in obvious anger as Anderson made his stroll. Then he struggled in the inning by allowing one run on two hits and a walk before settling down and pitching the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory.

--Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that left-hander David Price's recovery has been slowed by soreness in his ailing elbow.

Price, who has been sidelined since spring training, was able to participate in long toss prior to Thursday afternoon's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The former American League Cy Young Award winner is expected to throw from the mound Friday.

Initial projections for Price to return to action were tentatively slated for May, but the Red Sox are taking their time with the 31-year-old hurler.

--The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Jhonny Peralta on the 10-day disabled list with upper respiratory issues. The move is retroactive to Sunday.

The 34-year-old Peralta has struggled mightily to begin the season, batting just .120 with three singles in 25 at-bats.

St. Louis also activated left-hander Tyler Lyons from the disabled list. Lyons was recovering from a right knee stress reaction that ended his 2016 campaign in July.

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