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MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp continued his
recovery from a strained hamstring, aggressively completing running drills on
the warning track prior to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees.
Manager Don Mattingly told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that Kemp felt “great,”
adding that the center fielder will be pushed more today.
"Matt said he was great today, and we'll push him more
tomorrow," said manager Don Mattingly. "If that goes good, by the
time we leave San Diego [on Sunday], I'm hoping Matt can play in a rehab
setting at least three or four days."
Kemp could attempt to run the bases today, something he must
do before he’s cleared to go on his minor league rehab assignment. If all
continues to go well in the rehab process and Kemp joins a minor league
affiliate this weekend, he could be back in the Dodgers lineup by the end of the
Prior to hitting the DL, Kemp was off to a rough start to
the season. After posting OPSs of .900-plus in 2011 and ’12, Kemp began the
year hitting only .251/.305/.335 with 10 doubles and two home runs over 210
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