"I'm thinking about him starting the game, that's the way I look at it," Mattingly said. "We'll have to pay attention to him strengthwise, how long he goes."
Mattingly said he isn't convinced Kershaw has eaten enough solid foods to be fully recovered.
"He's still not eating the way he'd like to," he said. "I'd like to see him get more calories. He's definitely better, he's expecting to go, but we'll pay attention to him. He's been eating bland foods. Haven't seen him at any Mexican grills yet."