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Dodgers News: Recovered from Back Issue, Clayton Kershaw Set to Make 2020 Debut

The ace is back. After missing the first 8 games of the season following a late opening day scratch, the Dodgers are set to welcome Clayton Kershaw back into the rotation.

Kershaw suffered a back strain during his workout routine ahead of opening day. Now, according to manager Dave Roberts, the veteran is ready and “chomping at the bit” to return to action.

The 32-year-old will help anchor a rotation that is without Alex Wood and a fully built up Walker Buehler. So far, swingman Ross Stripling has lead the rotation with 11.1 innings pitched over 2 starts in 2020.

So far the Dodgers have had to rely on rookie arms ti fill out the rotation, with Dustin May filling in for Kershaw and Tony Gonsolin making his season debut in place of Wood on Friday in Arizona. Gonsolin was one if several late arrivals to summer camp for undisclosed reasons.

On August 2nd, Kershaw day is back.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. May and Gonsolin have looked good and have 1000% more upside than Wood. Kershaw, Urias, Stripling, May, and Gonsolin with Wood as injury insurance. Actually Gray and White might be better insurance so Friedman should look to unload Wood at the deadline.

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