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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw could lapse as early as subsequent week

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will conduct into a second half of a deteriorate with a full conduct of steam and some good news to go along with it.

Clayton Kershaw, who hasn’t pitched given Jun 26 given of a amiable hoop herniation in his reduce back, could be behind on a pile as early as subsequent week, or by a finish of a month during a worst.

Manager Dave Roberts announced a timetable, a initial one a Dodgers have given for their ace left-hander, before a group embarked for Arizona and a second-half opener in a dried Friday opposite a Diamondbacks.

“We’re unequivocally encouraged,” Roberts told reporters Thursday. “For Clayton, not a whole lot’s left. He pronounced he’s feeling well.”

Roberts had already suggested his revolution to start a second half, and it did not embody Kershaw. Bud Norris was slated to representation Friday, followed by Brandon McCarthy and Kenta Maeda. When a Dodgers transport to Washington, Scott Kazmir and Hyun-Jin Ryu will representation in a initial dual games of that array opposite a Nationals.

Roberts was not prepared to contend either a revolution will be a same 5 pitchers a subsequent time through, suggesting Kershaw competence be prepared to come back. The left-hander has already thrown a light bullpen event and was personification locate with associate harmed pitcher Brett Anderson in a Dodger Stadium outfield on Thursday.

The Dodgers sealed out a initial half with a 7-3 homestand, winning a final 3 games before a break. Since Kershaw has been out of action, a Dodgers have rallied with a 10-4 record.

Getting Kershaw behind into a brew usually suggests improved things for a 51-40 bar that leads a National League wild-card competition by 2½ games.

The staff ace was 11-2 during a time of his damage with a winning 1.79 ERA over his initial 121 innings. Under a suggested timetable, he will have dual months of starts for a Dodgers group that expects to have a series of players lapse in arriving weeks.

Among other liberation news Roberts suggested Thursday was that Joc Pederson (bruised shoulder joint) is set to start a rehab assignment and is approaching to lapse to a Dodgers on Tuesday during Washington. Anderson, who had his possess behind damage that compulsory arthroscopic surgery, will representation in a unnatural game, afterwards go on a teenager joining rehab assignment.

Starter Alex Wood (triceps) is also impending his possess rehab assignment, after throwing to hitters in use in Arizona, while reliever Yimi Garcia (biceps) is also tighten to a rehab assignment.

Outfielder Andre Ethier, who has been out given open training with a turn detonate in his right leg, is scheduled for a bone scan. If that comes behind clean, a Dodgers will put Ethier on a some-more assertive liberation plan, Roberts said.

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