Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw two simulated innings at Dodger Stadium before Wednesday’s game, and the next step is another simulated game on Monday when the Dodgers are on the road.
Second inning of Kershaw. It's out of order. This is Segedin. First pitch, best contact of anyone: pic.twitter.com/XX5YcP8cKZ— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 16, 2017
Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will throw a three inning, 45-pitch sim game or go on a rehab assignment in five days.— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) August 16, 2017
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga is of on Monday, and Triple-A Oklahoma City is in Colorado Springs. Thus...
Clayton Kershaw said he will throw another sim game in five days.— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) August 17, 2017
Kershaw has been sidelined for over three weeks with a lower back strain.
Dodgers starting pitchers since Kershaw’s last start on July 23 are 10-0 with a 2.32 ERA in 19 games, with 109 strikeouts and 27 walks in 108⅔ innings.
In other Dodgers rehab news, relief pitcher Grant Dayton is close to beginning a rehab assignment of his own. Dayton is currently on the disabled list for a neck strain for the second time this season, and last pitched on July 24.
Grant Dayton will begin rehab assignment while Dodgers are in Detroit. Five outings before he's activated.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 16, 2017
Grant Dayton told me he's headed straight for AA Tulsa to begin his rehab. One week there, one week at AAA Oklahoma City. Back September 1.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 17, 2017
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and hitting coach Turner Ward have new shirts, celebrating their teacher-pupil relationship.