Dodgers’ Kershaw keeping return date to himself
SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw has a target in mind for when he expects to pitch again for the Dodgers. But he’s keeping it to himself.
“I do,” he said. “It just doesn’t make sense to share it. If I beat it, ‘Oh, you’re rushing back.’ And if I don’t, then it’s ‘Why not?’ “
Kershaw will be eligible to come off the DL when the Dodgers return from the all-star break. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has said he expects his ace to “need some time after that.”
Kershaw has been in San Diego the past two days, participating in activities surrounding the All-Star Game. He joined Tuesday’s “red carpet parade” through downtown and, after arriving at Petco Park, immediately headed to the weight room to go through his rehab work.
Dodgers soft tissue specialist Yosuke Nakajima was with him to supervise.