Progress sometimes may come in small increments, but it still makes for progress.
And the good news is that Dodgers ace
Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 30 because of a strain on a back muscle.
Kershaw has been on a throwing program since suffering the injury, apparently in his Australia start, but Sunday he is scheduled to face hitters in a simulated game.
“That’s good news, that he’s going in the right direction,” Manager
Kershaw, the two-time
If Kershaw comes out of his Sunday effort OK, Mattingly was uncertain what would come next.
"It's probably too early for a timetable," Mattingly said. "He just seems to be stepping forward. But obviously as we get moving he's going to have to go out and throw somewhere."
Mattingly said he wasn't sure whether Kershaw would need more bullpen sessions, simulated games or some combination before going out on a rehab assignment.
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