Mattingly, Kershaw turn page after exchange

Dodgers manager meets with ace, says 'it's over'

Mattingly, Kershaw turn page after exchange

DENVER -- Clayton Kershaw adhered to his day-after-start workout, Don Mattingly did the managing chores, and both appeared to turn the page as if Thursday's dugout confrontation never happened.

An agitated Kershaw was caught by cameras in a spirited attempt to convince Mattingly to leave him in the game after five innings, trailing 3-0. Kershaw was removed and the Dodgers rallied for a 6-3 win.

"That's over," Mattingly said before Friday's 7-4 loss to the Rockies. "I talked to him in the weight room today."

Mattingly reiterated that removing Kershaw was a game decision and was not motivated by trying to limit innings so Kershaw would be stronger during the playoffs.

"I wasn't trying to shave innings," Mattingly said. "I was trying to win a game, period. I told you that [Thusday]. Clayton's awesome. Clayton's the last of my worries."

Kershaw wouldn't discuss the incident.

Kershaw is scheduled to start again Tuesday night in San Francisco. Zack Greinke, who missed his scheduled start Wednesday night with a sore calf, threw a bullpen session and is on schedule to start Monday night against the Giants.

Worth noting

• The Dodgers released right-hander Mat Latos on Friday. Latos was designated for assignment Sept. 17 when righty Carlos Frias was activated off the 60-day disabled list.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.