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Matt Kemp unlikely to return before the All-Star break

Jun 26, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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There’s no firm timetable yet for Matt Kemp‘s return from a hamstring strain that he aggravated just two games after coming off the disabled list, but manager Don Mattingly admitted yesterday that the center fielder is unlikely to play before the All-Star break.

That also means Kemp won’t play in the All-Star game, although being on the DL wouldn’t preclude him from being selected to the National League team.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Kemp will likely be asked to spend a week or so rehabbing in the minors before being activated and even that assignment isn’t guaranteed to start before the break on July 10.

  1. maxt75 - Jun 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Hope they get him back soon. The Dodgers are playing below .500 ball without him.

    • dodger88 - Jun 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      They’re actually 20-18 but they still need him ASAP.

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