The ace is back. After missing the first 8 games of the season following a late opening day scratch, the Dodgers are set to welcome Clayton Kershaw back into the rotation.
Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw starts Sunday, Walker Buehler Monday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 31, 2020
Kershaw suffered a back strain during his workout routine ahead of opening day. Now, according to manager Dave Roberts, the veteran is ready and “chomping at the bit” to return to action.
The 32-year-old will help anchor a rotation that is without Alex Wood and a fully built up Walker Buehler. So far, swingman Ross Stripling has lead the rotation with 11.1 innings pitched over 2 starts in 2020.
So far the Dodgers have had to rely on rookie arms ti fill out the rotation, with Dustin May filling in for Kershaw and Tony Gonsolin making his season debut in place of Wood on Friday in Arizona. Gonsolin was one if several late arrivals to summer camp for undisclosed reasons.
On August 2nd, Kershaw day is back.