Clayton Kershaw update
We’re getting closer and closer to the return of Clayton Kershaw, with him throwing likely his final bullpen session today before making a rehab start later this week.
Clayton Kershaw is throwing a bullpen session in preparation for his minor league rehab start on Thursday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 1, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts announced that his rehab start will be in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Rich Hill update
According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, Rich Hill felt good today after throwing off of flat ground.
Rich Hill said his strained left knee had a good day today after throwing flat ground and he hopes to throw off a mound in a couple days.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 1, 2019
This is good news for Hill’s return, as he began the season on the injured list after hurting his knee near the end of his final Spring Training start. Roberts said he expects Hill to throw a bullpen session either today or tomorrow.
Dodgers sign relief pitcher
The Dodgers reportedly signed right-handed pitcher Zack McAllister to a minor-league contract on Monday. Last week, McAllister was released by the Texas Rangers.
McAllister, 31, spent 41 games with Cleveland last year and only three with Detroit. In his time with Cleveland, he posted a 4.97 ERA and a WHIP of 1.37. His tenure in Detroit was worse, as his ERA was 21.60 in his only three games there.
If he sounds like a familiar name, that’s because he is. The Dodgers signed him to a minor-league contract in August of last season. He appeared in five games with Oklahoma City, but allowed six runs in six innings of work.