Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finished his second bullpen pitch without any problems. It is expected to return in early August.

In an interview with the local media on the 23rd (Korean time), Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, “Kershaw got a good feel for his second bullpen pitch after his injury.” 

Kershaw suffered from shoulder inflammation after a game against the Colorado Rockies on the 28th of last month and received injection treatment. Eventually, on the 4th, he was placed on the 15-day injured list (IL) due to left shoulder pain. He was selected to the 10th All-Star, the most in the club’s history, but was also eliminated from the All-Star Game. 

Kershaw, who is sweating hard for his comeback, threw 30 pitches in his first bullpen pitch after an injury on the 19th. Following this, on the 22nd, he increased his pitch count to over 40. In the third bullpen appearance on the 25th, he will repeat pitching and resting as in the actual game. 

According to manager Roberts, Kershaw is not planning a minor league rehab. Once he recovers, he will return to the roster immediately. MLB.com said, “Kershaw is expected to play a three-inning simulation game once.” 메이저놀이터

Kershaw is 207-91 with a 2.48 earned run average over 16 years of his big league career. He won three Cy Young Awards and five earned run average titles. This season, he is in good shape with a 2.55 earned run average of 10 wins and 4 losses in 16 games. 

The Dodgers are leading the National League West with 57 wins and 40 losses. 4 games behind Arizona Diamondbacks for 2nd place. The Dodgers are expected to gain more strength from their leading position with the return of their ace Kershaw. Kershaw also jumped into the Cy Young Award competition again. 

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