With an 8-4 record, the Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting atop the NL West division with multiple key players on the disabled list. One notable omission from the active roster is Clayton Kershaw, who is sidelined with a back injury. After placing him on the disabled list, the Dodgers then announced Kershaw would be on a “submaximal” throwing program and he would then be re-evaluated.
On Saturday, Kershaw made progress in his road to recovery as he threw 15 fastballs from the bullpen mound prior to the Dodgers game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. A return date hasn’t been set for Kershaw and given the inital timetable, he likely won’t be back on the mound until May in the best case scenario. Without Kershaw, the Dodgers have relied on and gotten solid outings from Zack Greinke, Dan Haren and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Once the ace of the staff is regains his health, the Dodgers figure to have one of the more formidable rotations.
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