Sep 23, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw made it through an easy 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday afternoon without experiencing any lingering pain or discomfort in his troublesome right hip. He was not sore when he woke up Saturday morning and felt strong Sunday when he met with team doctors.
So, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, he has been cleared to return to the Dodgers’ starting rotation on Sunday night against the Reds.
Kershaw hasn’t pitched since September 11 — nearly two full weeks ago — because of a hip impingement.
The 24-year-old boasts a 2.70 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 206/53 K/BB ratio in 206 2/3 innings this season.
Los Angeles is currently three games back of the Cardinals for the second National League Wild Card spot.
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