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The Dodgers amazingly performed well without Matt Kemp, going 9-5 while the superstar center fielder was on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain.
They might have to attempt to duplicate the feat, as Kemp is hurt again.
In just his second game back from the disabled list, Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a first-inning double by Andre Ethier. Kemp was removed from the game and replaced in center field by Tony Gwynn Jr. after just one inning.
Kemp will have an MRI exam Thursday to reveal the extent of the injury.
The news is a blow to the Dodgers, who were getting closer to full strength in recent days. Jerry Hairston Jr. missed 16 games with a left hamstring strain but returned last Friday, and Juan Rivera is a few days from returning after missing three weeks with a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
Kemp said after Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers that he expects to go on the disabled list because "it feels worse than the first time."
Kershaw loses his Chavez Ravine magic
--LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed a season-high-tying five runs in 5 23 innings Wednesday in a 6-3 loss to the Brewers. After tying a Los Angeles Dodgers record with 12 consecutive home wins from May 2, 2011, to April 27, 2012, Kershaw has lost three of his past five home starts.
--RF Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with an RBI double Wednesday against Milwaukee. He is hitting .436 (17-for-39) in his last 10 games. Ethier leads the NL with 44 RBI.
--CF Matt Kemp left Wednesday's game after just one inning, having aggravating his left hamstring while scoring from first on a double by RF Andre Ethier. Kemp, who had just returned from the disabled list Tuesday after missing 14 games, will have an MRI exam Thursday, but he is expected to return to the disabled list.
--1B James Loney batted second Wednesday for the first time this season and the 18th time in his career. Loney batted second 15 times late last season, and in his career had hit .324 with six doubles and three home runs as a starter at that spot. However, he went 0-for-4 Wednesday and is hitting just .245 on the season.
--OF1B Juan Rivera moved his rehab assignment to Class A Rancho Cucamonga, and he went 0-for-3 Wednesday. He had gone a combined 2-for-5 in two games for Class AAA Albuquerque earlier this week. Rivera, out since May 9 due to a left hamstring injury, hopes to be activated Friday when the Dodgers open a series in Colorado.
--3B Juan Uribe is slowly progressing from the left wrist injury that has sidelined him since May 14. He has returned to taking batting practice.
BY THE NUMBERS: 5 -- Plate appearances by CF Matt Kemp after returning from the disabled list before re-injuring his left hamstring.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I would think so. It feels worse than the first time." -- CF Matt Kemp, on whether he would return to the disabled list after aggravating his left hamstring injury Wednesday night.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Matt Kemp on the 15 day Disabled List a couple of weeks ago when he suffered a hamstring injury. Kemp said he never felt that bad, and would definitely be back as soon as he was eligible to return to the lineup.
Well, he was right. He returned the first day possible. He then went on to injure himself during that same game, and now he is...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this month because of a left hamstring strain.
The move came Thursday after Kemp went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored in two games since being reinstated from the disabled list two days earlier.
Kemp left Wednesday night's game against Milwaukee after scoring...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday after missing 13 games because of a left hamstring strain.
Kemp, the runner-up to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun in last year's NL MVP voting, was leading the league with 12 home runs when he aggravated his troublesome hamstring running out...
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp back on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday after he aggravated his hamstring injury, but Kemp said he expects to be sidelined for a month. Kemp is out of action again just two days after being activated from the disabled list. Kemp reinjured his left hamstring while running the bases in Wednesday's game. To replace Kemp...
LOS ANGELES -- It was quite the first inning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Dodger centerfielder Matt Kemp -- last season's N.L. MVP runner-up -- took the field for the first time in two weeks after recovering from a hamstring injury. He then witnessed a cascade of boos when his friend, Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, stepped up to the plate. Braun, who had a 50-game suspension...
The Los Angeles Dodgers amazingly performed well without Matt Kemp, going 9-5 while the superstar center fielder was on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain. They might have to attempt to duplicate the feat, as Kemp is hurt again. In just his second game back from the disabled list, Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a first...
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If you were building a fantasy baseball roster from scratch, the following players would force your buddy to pose the question: "How'd you manage to draft all of them?"
Catcher - Jonathan Lucroy
1B/DH - Travis Hafner
Shortstop - Troy Tulowitzki
Outfielder - Matt Kemp
Outfielder - Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher - Roy Halladay
Starting Pitcher - Jared Weaver
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers entered their Thursday night affair with the Brewers after already having lost the series, dropping their third game in a row Wednesday night becoming the last team in the league to do so.
Before the game started Thursday, they suffered another loss, learning Matt Kemp would return to the 15-day disabled list after suffering another strain to the left...
Outfielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit the disabled list and will be out of action for four week with a strained hamstring. The team called up Alex Castellanos from Triple-A to take Kemp’s place on the roster. Castellanos, acquired in a trade last July from the St. Louis Cardinals for Rafael Furcal, was hitting .379 in 87 at bats with five home runs, 14 RBI and nine...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carlos Gomez tied a career high with four hits, including a a go-ahead two-run single against Clayton Kershaw, and the Milwaukee Brewers handed the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner his third loss in five starts with a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, playing his second game since coming off the disabled list, re-injured his left...