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Clayton Kershaw to pitch for Dodgers on Friday in San Diego

Clayton Kershaw to pitch for Dodgers on Friday in San Diego

Clayton Kershaw will return to the Dodgers rotation Friday in San Diego, 40 days after he exited his last start because of a strain in his lower back.

After reporting continued good health following his Saturday rehab start with triple-A Oklahoma City, the ace left-hander will fly to Arizona to meet the Dodgers on Monday. There, he’ll take part in the team’s hotly anticipated annual fantasy football draft.

Because major league rules allow rosters to expand by 60% beginning Sept. 1, the Dodgers will not be required to make a corresponding move when they activate Kershaw.

They have a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday. Yu Darvish, who...

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