By Jon Weisman
Some quick Dodger pitching updates for before the game:
- Clayton Kershaw is expected to meet the Dodgers in Cincinnati, where he will throw off flat ground Friday with a tentative bullpen session scheduled for Saturday.
- Bud Norris remains scheduled to be activated from the disabled list Friday, with Brett Anderson starting Saturday.
- Lefty reliever Adam Liberatore is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday as well, meaning the Dodgers would have to make two roster moves in the next 24 hours.
- Kenta Maeda, whose next turn in the rotation would be Sunday, might get extra rest, with the Dodgers turning to an in-house spot starter in that case.
- Rich Hill is pitching a simulated game at Camelback Ranch tonight.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu is rehabbing but has not picked up a baseball. He is not expected to return for the Dodgers in 2016.