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Matt Kemp comes off DL, rejoins Dodgers lineup

May 29, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

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The club with baseball’s best record just got a little strong: the Dodgers activated Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Kemp, the NL MVP runner-up in 2011, was off to a torrid start this season before suffering a strained left hamstring. Fortunately, he missed the minimum 15 days, and he’ll now have a chance to get back to work on his incredible .359/.446/.727 line. He’s homered 12 times in 117 at-bats this season.

Going back to Triple-A to make room for Kemp on the roster is 24-year-old Jerry Sands. Given five starts against lefties during Kemp’s absence, he went 4-for-20 with two doubles and an 8/1 K/BB ratio.

  1. peewee420 - May 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    A little better? A lot better now!

  2. muskyhunter2542 - May 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    I love how the Dodger faithful boo the hell out of Braun and he goes up to the plate in the 1st inning and absolutly Crushes the 1st pitch out. I mean HAMMERED that thing.
    Then same inning Kemp goes up and striked out on 3 pitches from a guy making his 1st ever big league start. All that after the crowd starts to chant MVP, MVP, MVP…
    Who is the real MVP… Thats why Braun won it!!!

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