"It went better than fine for us," manager
Kershaw is expected to throw another bullpen session within the next two to three days, Roberts said. From there, the team will evaluate whether he is ready to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Kershaw is likely to pitch in a live setting at least once before the team activates him from the disabled list.
Kershaw has said he hopes to make a handful of starts before the playoffs begin. That outcome appears possible.
GONZALEZ, ETHIER HEADED TO RANCHO
Gonzalez hit .308 with a home run and six RBIs in five games with triple-A Oklahoma City. He is expected to rejoin the Dodgers before Ethier, who has not played this season. Ethier is unlikely to be activated before rosters expand on Sept. 1.
DAYTON TESTS DELIVERY
Roberts sounded impressed with Dayton's performance. Dayton has struggled to replicate the success he had in 2016, when he emerged as the team's primary left-handed reliever in October.
Dayton has not pitched for the Dodgers since July 24. He was placed on the disabled list with neck stiffness soon after.
The Dodgers activated reliever