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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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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