The Dodgers should be very close to getting some important pieces back into their starting rotation. Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney have both been out for a decent amount of time, and that has resulted in Los Angeles needing to piece together some starts over the last month or so.
But help is absolutely on the way. Clayton Kershaw is now scheduled to pitch in a rehab game on Sunday. Dave Roberts had said this past week that the Dodgers southpaw would be making a start at some point this weekend.
As it turns out, that will be on Sunday in Rancho with the Quakes taking on the Lake Elsinore Storm. Roberts had previously said that ideally, they would like to get Kersh in there for 3 or 4 innings and have him throw an additional inning in the bullpen.
Clayton Kershaw will have a rehab start with Rancho on Sunday. Could rejoin the Dodgers after that if all goes well.
Max Muncy (and Andrew Heaney) will start a rehab assignment with OKC this weekend. Muncy has hit on the field the last couple days.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 2, 2022
Kershaw appeared in 5 starts before his back issue shut him down. In those 5 starts, he went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 30 innings of work. That includes him throwing 7 perfect innings against the Twins before being removed early, something Dodgers fans won’t soon forget.
But if the Dodgers can get him back to being healthy, that should really help out their rotation. They’ve had to rely on guys like Mitch White, Ryan Pepiot, and Michael Grove to get into games with two starters down.