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.
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.