Clayton Kershaw (back) said today's throwing session was "definitely a step forward." He wasn't cutting loose, velocity around 70 mph.
Baby steps to greatness; that's what it's all about right now. The Dodgers are going to do everything they can to keep the rehab moving but not too quickly that it could cause any discomfort or setbacks. He will be re-evaluated after a submaximal rehab program that would conclude in the third week of April and from there the medical staff and trainers will determine just how close he is to returning to the majors. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond