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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to Make Rehab Appearance Ahead of Schedule

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw is going to pitch this week. On Wednesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Kershaw will pitch a two-inning simulated game on Friday at Rancho Cucamonga.

Kershaw, who faced hitters at Dodger Stadium over the weekend, will now face hitters at Rancho Cucamonga, another big step in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.

After his sim game, Kershaw will make a rehab start, and appears to be way ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Back in February, Kershaw said he was targeting a return in “July-ish, August-ish.” A rehab start in early-to-mid June could put him in line to return sometime in July, maybe even on the earlier side.

Obviously, we don’t want to look too far ahead with Kershaw, who had surgery to repair the glenohumeral ligament in his shoulder this offseason. The Dodgers will be very careful with their 36-year-old pitcher, as he comes off the first major surgery of his career.

Kershaw continued his dominant ways in 2023, going 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA across 131.2 innings. He made his 10th career All-Star appearance to go along with his three Cy Young awards and one MVP.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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