Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Buehler, Kershaw, Seager
The bad news regarding Clayton Kershaw is that he will not be ready to start the season in the Dodgers’ rotation. The good news is that he should be ready to return sometime in April. Clayton will likely make his spring training debut on Saturday which is the last exhibition game in Arizona. After that game, the Dodgers head back to southern California for two exhibition games in Anaheim and one at home before beginning the regular season.
Kershaw will be placed on the disabled list prior to the start of the regular season and he will continue to work his way back in a few minor league rehabilitation starts. It has not yet been announced how many rehab outings he will need but it’s fair to estimate at least two minor league starts and likely three so Kershaw can work his pitch count up to at least 80-90 pitches. Given the Dodgers’ starting rotation depth, he does not need to be rushed back.