Found September 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Clayton Kershaw was back with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, one day after meeting with a hip specialist in New York about his ailing right hip. But the left-hander isn't particularly close to being able to pitch -- the Dodgers are taking a cautious approach with their ace. Kershaw played catch off flat ground on Wednesday with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, but the left-hander won't be cleared to pitch until he is pain free in his right hip. "I just think he needs to be able to start doing everything he usually does without any pain at all," manager Don Mattingly said. "I don't know if that's going to happen at all." Mattingly said Kershaw would need to throw a bullpen session before pitching in a game, and as of Wednesday Kershaw had no bullpen sessions scheduled. Kershaw's health coupled with Tuesday's rainout has wreaked havoc with the Dodgers' rotation. Rookie Stephen Fife already started in place of Kershaw on Sund...
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