Jul 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT
Kemp is now 5-for-11 (.455) with a double at Single-A and his hamstring feels good enough that he’s still planning to participate in the Home Run Derby despite being ruled out of the All-Star game.
Barring a setback there he’s on track to come off the disabled list for the first game of the second half, which is next Friday versus the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Kemp has been out since aggravating his hamstring injury on May 30. At that point the Dodgers were 32-18 and averaging 4.4 runs per game. Since then they’re 15-19 and averaging 3.1 runs per game, although certainly other injuries have also played a big part in the declining offensive production.
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