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WATCH: Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Throws His First Bullpen Session of Spring

There’s a buzz in the air, Dodgers fans! An excitement… and an honest sense of relief. Your world champion ballclub is back to work at Camelback Ranch and intent on looking to repeat in 2021.

Sure, the buzz in the air has been apparent since Wednesday as pitchers and catchers started to trickle in at the Dodgers’ spring complex in Glendale, Arizona. But on Saturday, the buzz got a lot louder.

For the first time since game 5 of the World Series, Clayton Kershaw was back on the mound and throwing in Dodger blue.

By all accounts, everything went as planned for the three-time Cy Young award winner. World champion manager Dave Roberts talked about his ace on Saturday.

[Clayton] threw a ‘pen today. I think his standard 34 pitch — he’s got it pretty much down to a science — he used all his pitch mix. It was good. I think a great first day. He felt good coming out of it, to get him back in the rhythm is a good thing.

Doc notes that Kersh will get a couple days off and throw again on Tuesday as the team ramps up workouts heading toward a 29 game slate of Cactus League exhibitions starting next Sunday.

Dave Roberts Talks Kershaw’s First Bullpen, Spring Training Changes in 2021, DH Expectation

Notes and Updates

Right-handers Mitch White and Joe Kelly remained sidelined on Saturday, each dealing with soreness in their throwing arms. Dave Roberts said that he isn’t concerned.

For the second straight day, Doc mentioned “missing the energy” of Dodger fans in the complex at spring training. 

Position players are set to report on Sunday with the first full-squad workouts of spring set for Monday.

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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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