The Los Angeles Dodgers will have pitcher Clayton Kershaw back on the mound against the Cincinnati Reds after no setbacks were reported from his recent throwing program.
Clayton Kershaw will start tonight’s game for the Dodgers.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 23, 2012
Kershaw, who last pitched September 11th against the Arizona Diamondbacks, was examined this week by a hip specialist after some feared he may be lost for the year. It was determined the Dodgers ace could return to the mound without risking damage to his ailing right hip.
This is good news for a Dodgers team that currently sits three games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. On the season, Kershaw has recorded a 2.70 ERA, 2.95 FIP and 3.21 xFIP.