Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp received a cortisone injection in his inflamed left shoulder Saturday and hopes he will return as soon as Tuesday against Arizona.
The Dodgers said before Saturday's win at San Francisco that Kemp would miss at least the final two games of this weekend's key series because of his troublesome left shoulder.
''I hope it's only a two-day thing and I'm back out there the third day,'' he said. ''I wish this wasn't going on right now but injuries are a part of the game. They've definitely been part of my game this whole year. I'm not saying it's something I've gotten used to, just something that I've had to deal with. Try to figure out things.''
Kemp underwent an MRI exam Saturday using dye contrasting to give doctors a better idea of where he is hurt. There was some fraying of the labrum but nothing serious in terms of structural damage, athletic trainer Sue Falsone said.
''We're confident that that's going to help,'' she said, noting at t...