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Kershaw to start rehab assignment Friday

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment Friday night with a start at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga against Lancaster.

Kershaw, who has been on the disabled list since straining the teres major muscle on the left side of his upper back Opening Night in Australia, came out of a Monday bullpen session fine, manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday.

"He'll be making more than one, for sure," Mattingly said, an indication that Kershaw likely would make another Minor League start next Wednesday before possibly rejoining the Dodgers in Washington on May 5.

Mattingly said Kershaw would likely make 55 to 60 pitches Friday.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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