Dodgers Say Clayton Kershaw Isn't Ready to Return

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_77da95baf9.jpgJason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) --  It looks like Clayton Kershaw is going to need at least one more rehab start before returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his back after his Opening Day start in Australia last month.

He claims he's ready to return now, but instead the lefty will start Wednesday for Class AA Chattanooga. The Dodgers want Kershaw to throw at least 80 pitches in a rehab start before returning to the majors. 

When asked if he was okay with the Dodgers' decision, Kershaw said, "Not really. I did the best I could, but I'm not going to fight the team if everybody doesn't want me to do something. It's what they want me to do."

In his lone start of the season, he earned the win after giving up just one run and striking out seven in 6.2 innings.

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