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Dodgers Reveal Next Step in Clayton Kershaw’s Minor League Rehab

Clayton Kershaw is taking the next step in his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, manager Dave Roberts confirmed on Friday before the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a two-game set against the Los Angeles Angels.

Kershaw will start against the Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate in Reno and is expected to throw four innings. If all goes well, Kershaw would pitch five innings in his next start.

Roberts didn’t give a definite date for Kershaw’s return to the Dodgers but he did say that the future Hall of Famer will make at least two more rehab starts.

In his first rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday since having offseason shoulder surgery, Kershaw threw 36 pitches. He allowed one run and struck out five.

Kershaw is considered to be ahead of schedule and the timing of his rehab couldn’t come at a better time. The Dodgers placed starters Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Walker Buehler on the injured list this week. Yamamoto is out indefinitely with a strained rotator cuff and Buehler has left hip inflammation.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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