Kershaw solid in minor league rehab outing
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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw breezed through five innings in a minor league rehabilitation assignment for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night.
Neither Kershaw nor the team is ruling out the possibility his next start could be in the major leagues.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly originally said Kershaw would need at least two minor league outings as he works his way back from an inflamed teres major muscle near his left shoulder.
If Kershaw pitches for the Dodgers in his next outing, he would be on the mound next week in Minnesota and he likely would be on a highly limited pitch count.
Kershaw, who signed a seven-year, $215 million contract extension in January, had never been on the disabled list until now, so this was his first minor league outing since 2008, when he was 20.