"He's been around for a while, we know he's young and he's thrown a lot of innings and we won't do anything to jeopardize him."
His first Cactus League start won't be the Dodgers 'opening day' on March 5, but not until March 9 against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium in in Surprise, AZ, so he still has some time to get himself fully ready to go.
Kershaw took home the NL pitching Triple Crown last year (wins, ERA and strikeouts), and finished third in MLB with a career-high 233 1/3 innings pitched. He's still only 23.
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