Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ace Clayton Kershaw is expected to make a rehabilitation start with either Tulsa or Oklahoma City next weekend, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. He is also scheduled to throw three innings of a simulated game in Pittsburgh on Monday, per Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA. Kershaw, 29, has been out of action since July 23 with a back issue. That interrupted another phenomenal season from the three-time Cy Young Award-winner, as he was 15-2 with a 2.04 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 168 strikeouts in 141.1 innings. The Dodgers (87-34) are within reach of finishing the season with an MLB-record 117 wins, but the health of Kershaw is the most important storyline for the team as it seeks to win its first World Series title since 1988.
Clayton Kershaw Expected to Make Rehab Start Next Weekend, Says Dave Roberts
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