Kershaw, coming off a 12-strikeout win over Milwaukee, is scheduled to start Friday night against the Giants.
The Dodgers will need to make a roster move to activate Kershaw and might disable infielder Mark Ellis, who strained his right quad Friday night.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.