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Dodgers to Give Kershaw Extra Rest

Clayton Kershaw ... July Player of the Month

The ramifications from rookie Rubby De La Rosa's season-ending Tommy John surgery will be evident for quite some time. The latest, a more subtle one, is that the Dodgers will give ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw an extra day of rest before his next start. Actually, all of the Dodgers starters will get an extra day of rest.

De La Rosa's next start was scheduled for Saturday. The Dodgers could have kept everybody on a normal four days rest and pushed the fifth spot back to Tuesday against the Phillies. Before the Dodgers' 3-0 loss to the Padres on Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly was non-committal about who would fill De La Rosa's spot in the rotation. He did say Kershaw would start Sunday with five...

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