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Matt Kemp leaves game after aggravating hamstring strain

May 30, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

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Matt Kemp may be headed back to the 15-day DL.

According to David Vessagh, Dodgers reporter for sports radio station 570 AM in Los Angeles, the 27-year-old center fielder was lifted from Wednesday night’s game against the Brewers after appearing to aggravate his left hamstring strain while scoring from first base on a first-inning Andre Ethier double.

Kemp hobbled into the dugout, then snapped a bat over his thigh in frustration before heading down to the clubhouse steps and into the trainer’s room.

It seems likely that he’ll be placed back on the disabled list, and for longer than two weeks this time. Kemp is hitting .355/.444/.719 with 12 home runs, 28 RBI and two stolen bases in 36 games played this season.

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UPDATE, 11:34 PM: Kemp will get an MRI on Thursday, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    What a shame, can the Dodgers really keep it up without him like they have so far?

  2. muskyhunter2542 - May 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    No

  3. ezthinking - May 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    This will linger all season. Ask Nelson Cruz.

  4. randygnyc - May 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Rushed back. Very bad. Probably will lose his MVP chances. He’s probably out for the next month. After missing 6 weeks, he may come back rusty, too.

  5. patriots55 - May 31, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Too bad great player

  6. patriots55 - May 31, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Too bad he’s a great player

  7. steviep23 - May 31, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Can’t rush hammy’s

  8. muskyhunter2542 - May 31, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Great player…. Braun is Better!!!

    • lanflfan - May 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      But Kemp hasn’t been suspended for taking banned substances, and/or had said suspension removed on a technicality. But let’s not be petty.

      • muskyhunter2542 - May 31, 2012 at 4:04 PM

        Neither has Braun!!! He was never suspended, you dont know what happend, and neither do I.
        That said… Braun is a better ballplayer

  9. number42is1 - May 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    there goes his 50/50

    • muskyhunter2542 - May 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      It was never going to happen anyway

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