Kershaw set to start Saturday after coming off bereavement list
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was set to start Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays after being activated from the bereavement list Friday.
Kershaw went on the list Monday following the death of his mother, Marianne Tombaugh. The left-hander took the loss Sunday at St. Louis to fall to 6-4, allowing four runs over 3 2/3 innings.
“I talked to Clayton a little bit today,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He certainly feels much better than he did the last couple starts. There is some kind of overall body fatigue, the ball wasn't coming out well, so he's in a considerably better spot going into tomorrow.”
Also, Julio Urías, the Los Angeles left-hander who left his start May 18 after three innings because of a strained left hamstring, was scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday.
“Everything I've heard, he's trending in the right direction,” Roberts said. “He's going to throw a bullpen tomorrow, and so after that then we'll see where we go from there.”
In other moves, the Dodgers optioned right-hander Tayler Scott to Triple-A Oklahoma City, claimed righty Zack Burdi on waivers from Tampa Bay, and moved right-hander Tyler Cyr (right shoulder impingement) from the 15- to 60-day injured list.
Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow was set to make his regular-season debut Saturday. Sidelined since spring training by a strained left oblique, he made four minor league starts,
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