Found March 10, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers star centerfielder Matt Kemp had two hits, a run batted in, and a run scored on Sunday in the Dodgers’ 6-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. Normally, a game like this is normal for Kemp and does not warrant special attention. However, since Kemp is recovering from October knee surgery, this game does deserve some attention. These were Kemp’s first hits, RBI, and run scored of the spring. He has played in only a few games and currently has a .154 batting average with his now 2 for 13 performance. For Kemp, repetition is the key to a fast recovery in preparation for Opening Day. Orange County Register sports writer Bill Plunkett quoted Dodgers manager Don Mattingly regarding Kemp’s progress. Said Mattingly, "Matt just needs time…. He's behind as far as the hitting other guys have been able to do. He's behind as far as getting his rhythm and timing. All Matt needs is at-bats."  Kemp is recovering from a torn labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He missed much of the beginning of 2012 and played in only 106 games but still hit .303 with 23 HR and 69 RBI. In 2011, Kemp nearly won the National League Triple Crown when he led the National League in home runs (39) and RBI (126) but finished third in hitting at .324. He also had a WAR of 7.8 in 2011. the Dodgers are counting on Kemp to put up big numbers, but with the Dodgers' much-improved roster, Kemp should have less pressure on him to carry the load himself. Sources: Baseball Reference, Matt Kemp Player Page, baseball-reference.com. Bill Plunkett, Matt Kemp Back in CF for Dodgers Today, sulia.com, March 10, 2013. Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Box Score, March 10, 2013. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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