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Matt Kemp: “I’m definitely not going on the DL”

May 14, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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Matt Kemp aggravated his troublesome hamstring yesterday and he was frustrated about it.  He’s going to have an MRI today to see how bad it is.  While Don Mattingly says that the DL is a possibility, Kemp doesn’t seem to think it’s that bad:

“I’m definitely not going on the DL; that’s not going to happen. The team needs me. I don’t think this is a 15-day thing; I think this is maybe one, two, three days.”

Need may not have anything to do with it. And, if it’s borderline, is it better for him to go on a DL stint now or to suffer through nagging garbage all year?  Those are the assessments team physicians are paid to make, the athlete’s determination notwithstanding.

  1. jimbo1949 - May 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

  2. rcali - May 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Okay, then please stop going 0 For…..

  3. randygnyc - May 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Emotional talk from kemp. He won’t be happy until he tears the muscle off the bone.

  4. btwicey - May 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM


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