Clayton Kershaw threw two simulated innings on Tuesday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers expect him to require a rehab assignment before he can be activated from the disabled list.
"My guess is that Kersh will want to pitch in a Major League game tomorrow," Andrew Friedman said. "With the time he's missed, my guess would be the next step would be a Minor League assignment. I think it will take a little bit of time to build him up in a way for him to be strong through September and hopefully October, as well."
Kershaw has not pitched for the team since June 26 because of a herniated disk in his lower back.
The Dodgers entered Wednesday with a two-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.