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Matt Kemp to begin minor league rehab assignment Tuesday

Jul 2, 2012, 7:24 PM EST

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The Dodgers were dead-last in the majors last month with a .212 batting average, a .571 OPS and 88 runs scored, but help is on the way.

Matt Kemp told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times a short while ago that he remains on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Kemp has been sidelined for a little over a month after aggravating a left hamstring strain. He is slated to play in rehab games throughout the week and hopes to return when the Dodgers begin the second half of the season next Friday against the Padres. While he will skip the All-Star Game, he plans to compete for the National League in the Home Run Derby.

Kemp, 27, is batting .355/.444/.719 with 12 home runs, 28 RBI and a 1.163 OPS in 36 games this season. The Dodgers went 11-17 in June and will enter play this evening at 44-36, one game behind the Giants in the National League West.

  1. btwicey - Jul 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Never in baseball history has a team been in need of their star more than kemp and the dodgers.

  2. dickclydesdale - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    This fool needs to man up and play hurt, signs for 100+ million and starts sitting out like a little bitch

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