Yu Darvish taken off DL, to start vs. Brewers

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Sunday's series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Darvish spent the minimum 10 days on the DL because of lower back stiffness. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts with the Dodgers, who acquired the Japanese star from the Texas Rangers on July 31.

Darvish, 31, is 8-9 with a 3.83 ERA in 25 starts this season with Los Angeles and Texas.

The Dodgers also are close to getting Clayton Kershaw back in their rotation after the ace left-hander pitched five innings Saturday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Kershaw, who has been out with a lower back strain since July 24, said after the game that he is healthy and ready to return to the Dodgers.