Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is ready to get back on the mound.

Kershaw threw a bullpen session on Friday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA. He threw 30 pitches in total. “It’s positive. He’s moving in the right direction,” Kershaw said, according to MLB.com.

Kershaw underwent shoulder surgery last November. Despite not being able to contribute to the Dodgers’ mound immediately, the organization reached out to the free agent and signed him for a 17th season.

While rehabbing from his surgery, Kershaw made his first rehab start for the Dodgers’ Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on March 20, throwing three innings of two-hit ball with one walk and five strikeouts.

Then, on June 26, before his second rehab start, the shoulder pain returned. The clock was stopped on his return, and he was ready to go again. “Once he’s cleared, the next step will likely be a simulated game at Dodger Stadium,” MLB.com reported.

Manager Dave Roberts said, “Kershaw will need two or three rehab starts before he’s ready to return to the rotation.” “He still has a long way to go, but Kershaw appears to be getting back on track,” said MLB.com.

Considered one of the best pitchers in the game, 바카라 필승법 Kershaw is 210-92 with a 2.48 ERA in 425 career games (422 starts) with 2,944 strikeouts.

Despite being labeled as “past his prime,” he has consistently won 10 or more games. In 2019, he went 16-5, and in 2020, he went 6-2 in 10 starts in the aftermath of the pandemic.

After winning 10 games in 2021, 12 in 2022, and 13 last year, Kershaw has started his comeback.

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