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NL West Notes: Clayton Kershaw rehabs, top prospects debut

The latest news from around the National League West.

Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Clayton Kershaw’s been out with an injury for about 10 weeks now, but today, he returns to the mound in a rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. It’s been reported that Kershaw will throw approximately 50 pitches, or three innings, and will be followed by a rehab appearance by Brett Anderson.

The last time Kershaw pitched in a game for the Dodgers, the team was in second place, far behind the Giants. Now, the Dodgers have a two game lead on the Giants. Having Kershaw return in time for the postseason push will certainly improve Los Angeles’ chances at a championship.

More from around the National League West:

Standings ‘as of today’:

Los Angeles 74-60 — GB

San Francisco 72-6322.0 GB

Colorado 65-69 9.0 GB

Arizona 56-78 18.0 GB

San Diego 56-78 18.0 GB