The Dodgers future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw is set to begin his rehab stint in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, according to manager Dave Roberts.
The LA skipper was encouraged by what he saw from Kershaw during his throwing session and said his left-handed starter deployed his entire pitching repertoire during the pen.
“Clayton was good today, his entire mix,” Roberts said. “I thought it was a really good pen. (He) felt good and he’s on line to make his start on Tuesday in OKC. So that’s really encouraging.”
Kershaw, who has been sidelined since July 3 due to left elbow inflammation will obviously be on a pitch count and is expected to throw roughly three innings according to Roberts.
While it is not confirmed what role he will be used in once joining the club, it is unlikely that Kershaw’s workload will resemble anything close to what it was early this season as the postseason looms. Kershaw could be targeting a September 13-15 return at home against the Diamondbacks if all goes well on Tuesday.
The perennial All-Star’s ERA still remains at 3.39 with 127 K’s over 18 starts.