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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Throwing Off Mound To Hitters, Says He Is ‘Recovering Well’

Los Angeles Dodgers veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw is on track to return to a big league mound. Los Angeles Times staff writer Mike DiGiovanna shared via Twitter/X that Kershaw threw off the stadium mound to hitters on Saturday.

Kershaw faced hitters in a sim game for the first time since having left shoulder surgery. The 36-year-old provided an update to reporters, including Dodgers reporter Kirsten Watson. Watson shared via Twitter/X.

For the past couple of months, Kershaw has been throwing bullpen sessions. In the meantime, he will continue to build up his workload over the next few live BP sessions. After that, he will head out for his rehab assignment with one of the Dodgers’ minor league affiliates. If the 10-time All-Star sufferers zero setbacks, the timeline for the return of Kershaw will be in approximately four-to-six weeks.

The five-time ERA winner underwent surgery for the first time in his professional career to repair the capsule and glenohumeral ligaments in his left shoulder. It’s uncertain what type of role Kershaw will undergo once he eventually joins the big league club, but nonetheless, Dave Roberts and the Dodgers brass will find a place for the future Hall of Famer.

The last time we saw Kershaw, it was arguably the worst he’s ever looked. However, he was far from healthy in his Game 1 start of the 2023 National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 36-year-old could provide a well-needed boost to the team and be back for a critical stretch as the Dodgers look to hail the Commisoner’s Trophy in 2024.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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