Clayton Kershaw to come off disabled list on Thursday

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ace Clayton Kershaw will be activated from the disabled list to start on Thursday against the Phillies, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Kershaw, 30, has been on the disabled list since May 6 due to left biceps tendinitis. The lefty carries a 2.86 ERA with a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 44 innings across seven starts this season.

Kershaw has had trouble staying healthy in recent years, accruing only 27 starts last year and 21 starts in 2016. His most recent injury cost him four starts.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.