It will be Fife's 2014 debut for the Dodgers, although he's started a total of 15 games for them over the previous two seasons. He is starting in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was placed on the disabled list Friday with left shoulder blade inflammation.
Fife is 1-2 with a 7.08 ERA for Triple-A Albuquerque with 31 hits allowed in 20 1/3 innings, but no home runs.
Chad Billingsley has resumed playing catch from 60 feet after being shut down for two weeks with a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Catcher A.J. Ellis has resumed running and said he was able to run the bases at moderate speed as he heals from left knee surgery. Originally believed to be ahead of his original four to six week schedule to return, Ellis said there is no timetable to start a rehab assignment. He caught Kershaw's bullpen session, but has said all along that running is his last hurdle.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.