Coming into the season, Matt Kemp was one of the most important players on the Dodgers. He can play defense, he can hit and he is a presence in the lineup that teams fear. Kemp has battled the injury bug this season and was rehabbing in Arizona to attempt to comeback soon. While Kemp may have been close to returning, he isn't close to playing any time soon.
Matt Kemp felt some tightness in his right hamstring and has been shut down "indefinitely." Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said "I'm not ready to concede anything, but at some point we'll run out of time," according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA.
Kemp, according to Don Mattingly, has been battling this hamstring injury since the Dodgers played the Angels on May 29. Kemp hasn't played since July 21 when he suffered a sprained left ankle.
After signing an eight-year, $160 million extension with the Dodgers, Kemp has been a disappointment. He has only played 168 games the past two seasons and hasn't stayed healthy since signing the contract. In 62 games this season, Kemp on the season is hitting .263 with five home runs and 27 RBI's.
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