Clayton Kershaw made his second and likely final minor league rehab start on Wednesday, allowing two runs on nine hits in five innings for Double-A Chattanooga. Kershaw struck out nine and walked two.
He got hit around a little more often in this one, but the fact remains that he is healthy and ready to go. It might take him a start or two to get back to the level to which Kershaw owners have grown accustomed, but he'll get there soon enough. With a start Wednesday, Kershaw should be on-track to face the Nationals either Monday or Tuesday.ANALYST: Howard Bender