Dodgers’ Kershaw will throw one other bullpen session earlier than dealing with hitters

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw will throw one other bullpen session Monday earlier than dealing with hitters.

Supervisor Dave Roberts stated Saturday that Kershaw got here out “nicely” after a 40-pitch bullpen the day gone by. The three-time NL Cy Younger Award winner and 10-time All-Star hasn’t pitched in a recreation since June 27 due to left shoulder soreness.

“I believe the subsequent step simply from up to date, I believe we’re doing to do an up-down bullpen on Monday,” Roberts stated. “It was one other pen nevertheless it was sort of like one-stop, one-time bullpen the place now faucet the brake in between to have him sort of simulate extra of a recreation is that subsequent step.”

Dealing with hitters can be the subsequent step after that, in response to the supervisor.

Roberts has stated Kershaw (10-4, MLB-best 2.55 ERA) gained’t make a rehab begin earlier than returning to the energetic roster.

The 35-year-old Kershaw threw six scoreless innings at Colorado in his final recreation, which got here per week after seven scoreless innings towards the Angels. He was 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in 5 begins in June.

The Dodgers positioned Kershaw on the 15-day IL on July 3, a day after he was named to the All-Star group for the tenth time to match essentially the most picks in franchise historical past. He attended the All-Star Sport final week in Seattle although he wasn’t in a position to pitch.