The Dodgers haven’t missed a beat without their ace, going 16-3 in the 19 games he’s missed with a lower back strain that landed him on the 10-day disabled list. Roberts came away pleased with Kershaw’s outing and said the three-time National League Cy Young Award winner is set for a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game on Monday.
“Execution wasn’t where he might have wanted,” Roberts said. “He came out of it feeling good about things. We settled on two innings, up and down and kind of finish with a win. He was probably lobbying for a third, but two is good.”
• Lefty Grant Dayton will go on a rehab assignment when the team travels to Detroit this weekend, Roberts said. Dayton will make appearances for Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He was placed on the DL July 28 for the third time this season with neck stiffness and has missed 37 games.
Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.