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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw says his goal this season is to not be missed

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw says his goal this season is to not be missed

Clayton Kershaw attempted to treat this off-season like any other, even as he welcomed the birth of his second child and navigated his first off-season since suffering a herniated disk in his back last summer.

He rarely ventured outside his hometown of Dallas. He began his throwing program in December and climbed atop a mound in January. Along the way, during weekly sessions leading up to his arrival at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, he tinkered with his enigmatic fourth pitch.

“I worked on a changeup,” Kershaw said. “Every off-season I say my changeup’s getting better.”

He paused to set up the punchline.

“Maybe I’ll throw one this year.”

The Dodgers do not...

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