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Dodger Notes: Clayton Kershaw’s Return, Trade Interests, Walker Buehler’s Injury

Turnabout is fair play, but that maxim isn’t enough to make the Dodgers’ 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies sting any less.

One day after the Dodgers came from behind to beat the Rockies with a seven-run rally in the ninth inning, Yohan Ramirez allowed a walkoff sacrifice fly in the Dodgers’ 7-6 loss on Wednesday.

There were reasons to be encouraged, however, starting with the return of Clayton Kershaw in a minor league rehab game. Here’s all the news you might have missed:

Clayton Kershaw’s Encouraging Rehab Start

Future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw showed promising signs in his return to the mound during his first minor league rehab start. Pitching for the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Kershaw struck out five over three innings, exhibiting increased velocity and control despite allowing a run. It offered hope that Kershaw’s return could boost the rotation sooner rather than later.

Bobby Miller’s Return; Walker Buehler on IL

In a swap of starting pitchers, the Dodgers activated Bobby Miller to start against the Rockies, while Walker Buehler was placed on the 15-day IL due to hip inflammation. Miller, returning from shoulder inflammation, was under the spotlight Thursday.

Dodgers Among Top Interests for Reliever Tanner Scott

With the MLB trade deadline approaching, the Dodgers are reportedly vying for Miami Marlins’ closer Tanner Scott. Scott, who boasts a 1.74 ERA with eight saves this season, could significantly bolster the Dodgers’ bullpen.

Dodgers’ Resilience Shines in Power Rankings

Despite a slew of injuries, the Dodgers climbed in Newsweek’s national power rankings, propelled by thrilling victories in spite of injuries to stars Mookie Betts and Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

Dave Roberts Compares Hernández to Dodger Great

In a tantalizing comparison, Dave Roberts likened outfielder Teoscar Hernández to Dodger legend Manny Ramirez following Hernandez’s game-winning home run against the Rockies.

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JP Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra writes and edits Major League Baseball content for and is the author of 'The 50 Greatest Dodger Games Of All Time.' He once recorded a keyboard solo on the same album as two of the original Doors. Follow at

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