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Clayton Kershaw continues progress rehabbing back injury


Ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw continues to make progress in his rehab program as he works to return to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The latest step for Kershaw was playing catch from 100 feet.

Per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:

Dodgers aceClayton Kershaw, currently on the disabled list, came out of his bullpen session Tuesday well enough to play catch from 100 feet Wednesday and flip breaking balls on flat ground.

Manager Don Mattingly said Kershaw will throw another bullpen session Thursday as he continues his recovery from a strained teres major muscle in his upper back.”

The Dodgers’ record stands at 10-6 so far this season, so they are getting by just fine without the defending NL Cy Young winner. As far as the Dodgers are concerned, the need to have him in the long run outweighs any urgency to have him return to make starts in April and May. The Dodgers will hope that their time table to have Kershaw return in May holds true, but if needed you better believe they will take extra time to make sure he is healthy before he re-joins the rotation.

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