Clayton Kershaw getting close to Dodgers return
Clayton Kershaw is ready to get back on the mound and begin his journey back to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kershaw is set to throw a simulated game during the middle of next week and, if there are no setbacks, the next step will be a rehab start in the minor leagues. If that goes well, Kershaw could be back on the major league roster in about two weeks.
Clayton Kershaw will throw a 3/4-inning simulated game Tuesday or Wednesday, then likely make a rehab start. He may be ready to be activated after that.
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) June 16, 2018
As long as nothing goes wrong, Kershaw should be back right around or perhaps a little earlier than initially anticipated. The Dodgers are 10-2 in June, so they haven’t been significantly hindered by his absence, and his return should only help them as they look to return to the top of the NL West.