Originally written on Hot Stove MLB  |  Last updated 7/31/14

May 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) looks to tag up from third base in the second inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Kemp – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   These past couple of seasons have been tough on Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. He was on top of the world after the 2011 season, finishing second in MVP voting — behind Milwakee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, finishing with a .324 average (3rd in the National League), 39 Home Runs and 126 RBI’s, which both ranked 1st in the NL. After the season he signed an 8-year $160 million contract. He got off to a scorching hot start during 2012, hitting 12 HR’s in April, but a hamstring injury in May landed him on the Disabled List for two months and he underwent shoulder surgery after the season and he just has not been able to regain that 11′ magic since then. He dealt with a number of injuries last season also — lingering shoulder problems, hamstring and ankle injuries, which limited him to just 73 games, including missing all of the playoffs. From 08′-11′ he was one of the most durable players in the league, playing in at least 155 game...
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