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Kershaw’s recovery to take some time

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POSTED April 1, 2014 11:24 p.m.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw won’t be ready to come off the disabled list when he’s eligible to be activated on April 14, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday.

“This thing is going to take some time,” Mattingly said before the Dodgers played the San Diego Padres.

The Dodgers said that after consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and a review of an MRI scan, Kershaw will be placed on a rehab that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next two to three weeks. He will then be re-evaluated by ElAttrache to determine when he can start throwing at increased velocity.

Angels coach Don Baylor has surgery on broken leg

ANAHEIM (AP) — Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor had surgery on his broken right leg Tuesday, a day after getting hurt while catching the ceremonial first pitch on opening day.

Manager Mike Scioscia has no idea how long Baylor will be out of uniform, but he expects to consult regularly with the 64-year-old former Rockies and Cubs manager during his recovery.

“Don is one tough guy,” Scioscia said. “He’s not giving in to anything. He wants to get this done, wants to come back and wants to help us. Once the surgery gets done, let’s see what he can do. He’s trying to put his best foot forward.”

Darvish throws bullpen session, could return soon

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers ace Yu Darvish has thrown an 86-pitch bullpen session and could return to the rotation in the next week.

Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux says the right-hander looked very good during what amounted to four innings of simulated work at the Rangers’ home ballpark Tuesday.

Maddux says the next step is to see how Darvish recovers. He missed the opening-day start after coming up with a stiff neck about two weeks ago in spring training.

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