Clayton Kershaw (back) has lobbied the Dodgers to allow him to make his next start in the majors, but the team has decided he will need one more rehab assignment.

This early in the season the Dodgers are not going to take any chances with their ace. He will pitch on Wednesday for Double-A Chattanooga. In his first minor league start for Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Kershaw went five innings giving up two hits, one earned run while striking out six batters.ANALYST: Drew Phelps Mobile App