Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Sunday and then he will pitch to one or two hitters in what the club is calling, game simulated conditions. The two-time NL Cy Young award winner is continuing his rehab as he recovers from a strain in his teres major muscle in his back.
Manager Don Mattingly is calling the session something that “continues to go in the right direction”. However the club still has no timetable for the reigning Cy Young award winner’s return.
Kershaw has pitched in just one game this season, which was the Dodger’s opening day 3-1 victory over the Arizona Dbacks in Sydney Australia. Kershaw threw 6.2 innings in that game, and allowed just one earned run to earn the win. He made 103 pitches.
Mattingly has said that it’s too early to put a timetable on Kershaw’s return to the mound, but it seems probable that he’ll have to go on a couple of rehab assignments before he rejoins the big club. This is the first time Kershaw has ever been on the disabled list in his career.