MILWAUKEE — The Los Angeles Dodgers say ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday’s game in Milwaukee that Kershaw received the epidural Wednesday and the team should know in a few days how he responded to it.

The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA. He lost his last start on Sunday in Pittsburgh, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

The Dodgers acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves. Over his last five starts, Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 29 strikeouts and eight walks over 291/3 innings.

Norris is in his eighth season and this year is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA.

PHILLIES: Minor league pitcher Matt Imhof lost his right eye after a freak accident with exercise equipment.

Imhof said in an Instagram post Thursday that he had surgery Tuesday to remove the eye. He said the first operation couldn’t restore his vision and he opted to have a prosthetic put in.

The 22-year-old left-hander was a second-round pick in 2014 out of Cal Poly. He was pitching for Single-A Clearwater.

Imhof was injured after a game Friday night when a piece of metal broke off an exercise machine and hit him in the head and eye. He also suffered a broken nose and two broken orbital bones.

Imhof has not said if he plans to continue playing baseball.

MARINERS: Seattle recalled former first-round pick Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma after backup catcher Steve Clevenger broke a bone in his hand.

Seattle made the roster moves on Thursday before opening a four-game series against Baltimore.

METS: Curtis Granderson was out of the New York Mets’ lineup again Thursday night because of an injured right calf and is expected to miss at least a couple of games.