Clayton Kershaw (back) is on track to begin a rehab assignment on Friday. Kershaw declared after a 50-pitch simulated game Sunday that he was ready for a rehab assignment, but the Dodgers will make him throw one more bullpen session on Tuesday. Kershaw came away feeling good after Sunday's simulated game and assuming he gets through that bullpen session with no issues, he'll then be assigned to a minor league affiliate. Kershaw should rejoin the Dodgers' rotation in mid-May if everything continues to go well. It's unclear where that start will take place, but Kershaw is expected to take the ball twice on his rehab assignment before rejoining the Dodgers' rotation.
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