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Kershaw headed to Chattanooga for rehab start

Kershaw headed to Chattanooga for rehab start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Clayton Kershaw will make his second rehab start on Wednesday, for Double-A Chattanooga, the club announced Monday.

Kershaw made his first rehab start Friday night for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, allowing one run in five innings, and throwing 56 pitches.

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He lobbied to be activated after that start, but management chose to allow the ace to continue rebuilding arm strength without the added intensity of a Major League game.

Kershaw has been on the disabled list with a strained teres major muscle in his upper back since the day after winning his Opening Night start in Australia on March 22.

Barring a setback, Kershaw figures to return to the Dodgers' rotation Monday night in Washington.

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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