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Saturday October 6th, 2012

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp had surgery on Friday to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Harry How/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent surgery Friday on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum, the team announced.

Kemp is scheduled to start physical therapy within the next 10 days, and he is expected to start swinging a bat by January. Doctors say Kemp should be ready to play by opening day.

Kemp tore the shoulder labrum after running into a wall at Coors Field on Aug. 28.

“They’re going to see what’s going on inside of there, and hopefully just clean it up,” Kemp told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week. “If they need to do more, they’ll do more. But I won’t know anything until I wake up.”
Kemp hit .303 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI in 106 games this season. It was his first season of an eight-year, $160 million deal he signed last November.

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