Matt Kemp was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Juan Rivera shouldn't be far behind.
"Two, three more days," Rivera said.
The Dodgers' opening-day left fielder, Rivera played alongside Kemp on a two-game rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday.
Rivera rested Tuesday and was expected to resume playing with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga the next day. He said he is optimistic that he will be able to play in the Dodgers' upcoming series against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, which starts Friday.
Rivera is recovering from a torn tendon in his left hamstring. At the time of his injury, he faced the possibility of surgery.
To avoid a potential operation, Rivera stretched frequently. He received treatment not only at the ballpark during the day, but also in his house at night.
"When I got hurt, I told myself that I wanted to be back in less than two months," he said.
It appears he'll be back in less than four weeks. Rivera was put on the di...