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Kershaw to make second rehab start in Tulsa

This is the final step before returning to the big leagues

Kershaw in the dugout for his rehab start in Oklahoma City.
Cody Roper/OKC Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw will make a second rehab start with the Tulsa Drillers this week, it was announced on Sunday night.

He will make this Double-A start on Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla. to face the Springfield Cardinals - a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate. This comes after Kershaw pitched 61 pitches through 4 23 innings. He allowed two runs off of two walks and four hits while striking out six batters. He is scheduled to make a longer start with the Drillers, going six innings and 90 pitches.

Kershaw has been recovering from a shoulder inflammation injury dating back to Feb. 22. He was placed on the 10-day IL to start the season.

If all goes well, this is the last step in his rehabilitation program before returning to the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw could return to the team as early as Sunday to face the Milwaukee Brewers, which would bump Julio Urías to the bullpen.