Dane De La Rosa (shoulder) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.
His bullpen session on Tuesday went well, so he'll progress to facing live hitters. He won't be eligible to return until early May, but his progress suggests he may just need the minimum stay.
Sean Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.
Burnett threw a successful bullpen session recently, and he'll now face hitters as he works back from a setback with his surgically repaired left elbow. It's still unclear when he might progress to a rehab assignment, and there's no timetable for his return to the big club.
Clayton Kershaw (back) will make his first rehab start Friday at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
The left-hander will require more than one rehab start before returning, but Friday's start is a big step in that direction. He'll throw 50-55 pitches in the start as he builds up stamina. Assuming the starts go well, Kershaw should be back with the Dodgers by mid-May as anticipated.
Kyle Seager slugged a walkoff three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Astros.
Seager also hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning, finishing the afternoon with five total RBI. The talented third baseman got off to a slow start this season but is capable of turning things around in a hurry. He finished 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 2013.
Josh Fields blew his first save of the season Wednesday in the Astros' loss to the Mariners.
Fields entered the game with the Astros leading 3-2. He gave up back-to-back singles to Robinson Cano and Corey Hart and then let up a one-out walkoff three-run shot to Kyle Seager. Fields is in a closer committee right now in Houston and appears unlikely to grab the job for himself anytime soon.
Martin Perez threw his second straight complete game shutout on Wednesday, limiting the A's to three hits in the Rangers' 3-0 victory.
It was actually Perez' third straight start in which he's gone at least eight shutout innings. On Wednesday, Perez had the sinker working, inducing 17 groundouts while striking out just three. He now owns a 4-0 record, 1.42 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through 38 innings of work this season. He'll look to keep his scoreless streak going against this same Athletics club Tuesday.
Sonny Gray suffered his first loss of the season on Wednesday, allowing three runs over seven innings against the Rangers.
Gray surrendered five hits and four walks, fanning eight in the outing. He's produced five straight quality starts to begin the year, owning a 3-1 record and 2.25 ERA. Fortunately or unfortunately for Gray, he'll have his shot at payback when the two clubs meet again Monday in Arlington.
Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.
It's just a routine day off for the 31-year-old, his first day off of the season. Scott Van Slyke started at first base in his stead.