Kershaw back on IL

UNDATED (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has returned to the injured list days before the team begins a postseason defense of its World Series championship. The three-time Cy Young Award winner has forearm discomfort, the same injury that sidelined him for 57 games from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13.

Kershaw was lifted in the second inning of Friday’s starting after allowing three runs. He said after that game that it’s possible he could miss the postseason.

In other MLB matters:

— Yankees manager Aaron Boone says DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the team’s leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October. The team hopes he can play in the scheduled regular-season finale Sunday and potentially in the postseason.

— The Rockies have made Bill Schmidt their permanent general manager, promoting him from the interim GM spot he’d held since May.