The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to roll through the opposition even though they have lost the ace of their entire pitching staff, Clayton Kershaw.

There was originally rumors that Kershaw would be sidelined over a month, and he would not be allowed to pick up a baseball until he showed no signs of the back injury that forced him to leave his start on July 23rd against the Atlanta Braves. In classic Clayton Kershaw fashion, he was picking up a baseball just days after the injury, ready to rehab and get back to the team as fast as he could.

Ken Gurnick of MLB reported that Kershaw was throwing long toss today, the way he would before he makes a start. He could be closer to returning than we think.

And he was doing it outside, in the Arizona heat. According to Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA, 400 degree heat.

On another injury front, Yasmani Grandal returns to the Dodger lineup on Tuesday night. He left Saturday’s game against the Mets and was on the bench for Sunday’s game due to back spasms.

If the injury was serious at all, Grandal would have been put on the disabled list with Austin Barnes and Kyle Farmer at the ready to fill in.

Cody Bellinger bobblehead day on Sept 8th

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