Clayton Kershaw ‘feels good’ after throwing on Sunday

By Jesse Reed
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping and praying that Clayton Kershaw can get healthy soon.

After shutting him down twice recently due to a minor injury to his throwing shoulder, things are looking up. On Sunday the lefty played catch twice and is doing okay.

According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, one of those sessions was part of his throwing program, while the other was an unsanctioned workout with his two-year-old son, Charley.

Afterward, Kershaw told reporters he will “just keep progressing.” Manager Dave Roberts added a bit more, saying, “He feels good. Ever since last Monday, with some of the rest we’ve built in, he’s in a good place.”

Last Monday was a bit of a scare for Dodgers fans, as Kershaw decidedly did not feel good after his first throwing session following a few days of rest.

There’s still time to get right before Opening Day. So there is room for optimism.

However, Kershaw has dealt with injuries in each of the last three seasons and in four of the last five. Soon to be 31, these types of consistent issues with his throwing shoulder are at least a bit worrisome.