Dodgers Place Matt Kemp On Disabled List

Wednesday May 16th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I’m very disappointed,” Kemp said. “I want to be with my team playing, but I have to get my leg [well].

Kemp, 27, is hitting .359 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs so far this season but injured his hamstring while running out a ground ball on May 5. Since then, he’s hitting just .174, according to the Times.

“We have to make sure this doesn’t turn into a long-term thing,” said Manager Don Mattingly. “We don’t want it to go from a Grade 1 to a Grade 2 and he’s out for four weeks. This way he has a chance to get healthy.”

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