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Matt Kemp expects to come off DL when eligible on May 29

May 22, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Matt Kemp described his injured hamstring as being 85 percent healed and told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that he expects to return from the disabled list when eligible on May 29.

Before that happens he’ll need to avoid a setback while on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, which likely won’t begin until next weekend. And if all goes well he’d be back in the Dodgers’ lineup next Tuesday against the Brewers at Dodger Stadium.

So far the Dodgers have gone 6-2 without Kemp, which is remarkable considering how much of their offense came from the slugging center fielder before the injury. Also remarkable is that Kemp hasn’t played since May 13 and yet still ranks second in homers, third in runs, and fifth in total bases among all NL hitters despite missing 20 percent of the season.

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 22, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Amazed how well they have done so far without Kemp, looking at that line-up without him and I figured we would see the Dodgers being lucky to put up 3 runs consistently

  2. 1trojanlove - May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Let’s keep it going The Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles…

    • davidpom50 - May 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

      With all the injuries right now, they’re more like the Albuquerque Isotopes of Los Angeles.

  3. foreverchipper10 - May 22, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    I know Kemp is grabbing all the headlines but Andre Ethier is having a whale of a season as well.

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