Dodgers News: No issues for Clayton Kershaw in simulated game

In Dodgers news today, injured Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks to be full speed ahead after pitching a simulated game on Sunday.

Per Anthony Witrado of, Kershaw "threw a simulated game Sunday at Dodger Stadium at maximum effort and reported no problems afterward. The Dodgers are reluctant to announce it, but as long as Kershaw feels no discomfort the day after, a rehab assignment is in his near future seems likely."

Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list with upper back issues, but topped out at 90 mph over the course of 50 pitchers to live hitters on Sunday.

It was full effort for me," Kershaw states in the article. "For a 10 a.m. sim game, that's probably all I got."

Dodgers' trainers have been reluctant to allow Kershaw to throw at full speed, but gave him free reign on Sunday -- with little to no difficulty.

The Dodgers' young ace believes that his next step will most likely be a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues, but the Dodgers are exhibiting extra caution as not to re-aggravate his troublesome back.

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