Clayton Kershaw scheduled to return to Dodger rotation on Monday
Provided an upcoming bullpen session goes well, Clayton Kershaw will come off the DL in time to start Monday.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't made a start since shutting down the Diamondbacks in Australia on March 22, is nearing his return from the disabled list. Kershaw (back) has made a pair of minor-league rehab starts, and Alanna Rizzo tweets that the lefty will throw a bullpen session in Miami. Provided all goes well, he'll be activated in time to start Monday against the Nationals.
Kershaw, who signed a seven-year, $215-million contract extension this past offseason, has reeled off four straight seasons of at least 200 innings and 200 strikeouts and ERAs no higher than 2.91. The 26-year-old has two Cy Youngs to his credit. He's likely to bump Paul Maholm from the current Dodger rotation.