Clayton Kershaw is still without a timetable for a return to the mound, but the Los Angeles Dodgers moved him to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday.
The decision earmarks August 27 as the earliest possible date the ace is eligible to come back.
Kershaw has been on the disabled list since June 26 after suffering a herniated disk in his lower back, and he also suffered a setback in recovery while pitching a simulated game on July 16.
"LHP Clayton Kershaw has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. He is eligible to return August 27," the Dodgers wrote via Twitter.
LHP Clayton Kershaw has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. He is eligible to return August 27.-- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2016
The 28-year-old has yet to begin a throwing program, and the Dodgers traded for left-handed starter Rich Hill at the trade deadline to alleviate some pressure from the rotation.
Entering Wednesday's games, the San Francisco Giants (61-45) hold a two-game lead over the Dodgers (59-47) in the NL West. Los Angeles were three games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals for the first wild-card spot.
The club also announced the recall of three pitchers from Triple-A Oklahoma City in right-hander Brock Stewart, who will start Wednesday at Colorado, left-hander Julio Urias, and right-hander Josh Fields.