Game 121: Bud Norris’ return leaves Dodgers waiting for Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill.

Bud Norris returned from the 15-day disabled list Friday, only to get shelled by the Cincinnati Reds for six runs in a 9-2 Dodgers loss. The box score is here.

A successful 78-pitch simulated game left Rich Hill feeling ready to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. Clayton Kershaw will try throwing off a mound Saturday for the first time since July.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.