Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list.

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed veteran left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with a pelvic injury.

The team reported that the problem would not be serious and that the expectation is that Kershaw can return after 15 days.

Inflammation in the joint where the lower spine and pelvis connect causes lower back pain. Kershaw has been plagued by discomfort in the zone throughout his unblemished MLB career.

On the day he was supposed to make his sixth start of the season, @Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was instead placed on the injured list.https://t.co/G9HcCG0BkT

— LA Times Sports (@latimessports) May 13, 2022

The 34-year-old is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA and just three walks in 30 innings through five starts for a Dodgers that sit first in the NL West with 20 wins and 10 lost.

Kershaw was scheduled to start this Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodgers Stadium but now right-hander Walker Buehler will take his place against Joe Girardi’s team.

The Dodgers recalled left-hander Garrett Cleavinger from the minor leagues to take Kershaw’s place on the active roster.