Kershaw and others could return soon for mending Dodgers

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Kershaw and others could return soon for mending Dodgers
Kershaw and others could return soon for mending Dodgers BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton Kershaw could soon return to the starting rotation. After Kershaw played catch Thursday at Dodger Stadium, manager Dave Roberts said the left-hander would throw a simulated game Saturday at home, along with fellow lefty Alex Wood. Kershaw has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a minor disk herniation in his lower back. He threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at the stadium after attending the All-Star Game in San Diego, where he was chosen for the NL team for the sixth straight year. "That was encouraging for us," Roberts said. "He says he's feeling well. All of it is contingent upon how Clayton feels. Not a whole lot is left." Roberts said he wasn't sure whether Kershaw would need a rehab assignment before rejoining the rotation. "I don't think he feels he needs one," Roberts said. Wood has been facing hitters in Arizona and will soon begin a rehab assignment as he comes back from a strained triceps. The Dodgers (51-40) return from the break trailing first-place San Francisco by 6 1/2 games in the NL West. They open a nine-game trip Friday at Arizona, followed by three games at NL East-leading Washington and three at St. Louis.

BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton Kershaw could soon return to the starting rotation.

After Kershaw played catch Thursday at Dodger Stadium, manager Dave Roberts said the left-hander would throw a simulated game Saturday at home, along with fellow lefty Alex Wood.

Kershaw has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a minor disk herniation in his lower back.

He threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at the stadium after attending the All-Star Game in San Diego, where he was chosen for the NL team for the sixth straight year.

"That was encouraging for us," Roberts said. "He says he's feeling well. All of it is contingent upon how Clayton feels. Not a whole lot is left."

Roberts said he wasn't sure whether Kershaw would need a rehab assignment before rejoining the rotation.

"I don't think he feels he needs one," Roberts said.

Wood has been facing hitters in Arizona and will soon begin a rehab assignment as he comes back from a strained triceps.

The Dodgers (51-40) return from the break trailing first-place San Francisco by 6 1/2 games in the NL West. They open a nine-game trip Friday at Arizona, followed by three games at NL East-leading Washington and three at St. Louis.

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