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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Clayton Kershaw could return within two weeks

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw’s rehab progress could have him back in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation within the next two weeks.

Kershaw last appeared in a game on May 1. A few days later, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Not long after being placed on the disabled list, Kershaw resumed throwing.

On Monday, manager Dave Roberts provided an update on Kershaw’s progress.

“He’s going to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, around 30 or 40 pitches, then a simulated situation on Saturday, three or four innings up and down,” Roberts told MLB.com. “If that goes well, then we can figure out where to pencil him in.”

Roberts also added that Kershaw is no longer showing symptoms of the tendinitis that has kept him sidelined.

It goes without saying the return of Kershaw would be a big boost to a Dodgers team that has gotten off to the worst start in franchise history. Los Angeles is also without starters Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu, who are both also currently nursing injuries.

In seven games prior to his stint on the disabled list, Kershaw pitched to a 2.86 ERA in 44 innings with 48 strikeouts.

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