On Thursday, Clayton Kershaw made his return to the mound after a 44 day absence and tossed 5 innings of one run ball. The Dodgers slow played the ace back into the rotation as he dealt with a bout of shoulder inflammation. Unsurprisingly, the club wants to continue to exercise caution with Kersh.
Manager Dave Roberts said on Friday that Kershaw was working through “normal soreness” following his outing and would get one more day off between starts.
While Clayton has made it known that he really doesn’t want to spend any more time not pitching, but Roberts’s desire to have a fully healthy left-hander available to the team for a deep postseason run.
Before the injury, Kershaw was well on the way to more innings than he had thrown in five seasons. At 35 years old, he’s not quite the spring chicken he used to be.
His next start will come on Wednesday against the Brewers at Dodger Stadium.
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