Clayton Kershaw’s long road to recovery is in its final days as the left-hander is expected to take the mound Tuesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Washington Nationals. While Kershaw set to return is a positive turn of events for the Dodgers, the team announced Friday Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his shoulder. Ryu said it’s similar to an injury he suffered in 2011, which he recovered from by resting for 10 days.

The Dodgers were actively adjusting their roster on multiple days throughout out the week. Red Patterson was called up from Triple-A to pitch in the nightcap of Thursday’s doubleheader, then was sent back down on Friday as the Dodgers recalled Jose Dominguez and Chone Figgins.

Here are the biggest stories of the week:

Don Mattingly says Josh Becket ‘Better than I thought’

Joc Pederson isn’t concerned over trouble against lefties

Ryu doesn’t blame Australia for shoulder inflammation, stint on DL

Mattingly thinks Carl Crawford is pressing for playing time

Kershaw to throw bullpen session Saturday, start Tuesday

Dominguez & Figgins Recalled, Patterson & Rodriguez Optioned

Ryu placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation

Dodgers launch RBI program for youth

Zack Greinke continues to deliver thanks to intangibles

Miguel Olivo’s contract selected, Chad Billingsley placed on 60-day DL

ESPN’S Jim Bowden believes Crawford or Andre Ethier should be traded

Yasiel Puig studying more, adjusting to pitching

Jansen not worried about heavy workload early on

Matt Kemp recognizes he needs to get better

A.J. Ellis’ knee irritated after running

Kemp discusses involvement in Donald Sterling comments
Dodgers Matt Kemp And Yasiel Puig Struggle, Talk Improving Their Game

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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