What was only deemed as a “minor” hamstring tweak has turned into much more for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Matt Kemp.
Originally only scheduled to miss a few games at most, Kemp ended up being placed on the disabled list for a fifteen day stint.
Hoping to return when he first became eligible, Kemp was working out in the outfield and suffered what the Dodgers again called a “minor” setback. That was nearly two weeks ago. Now, after reporting that Kemp will be out until the end of June (give or take), the former All-Star is only running at 75% but isn’t feeling any pain, thankfully.
Per Jim Bowden:
Ned Colletti Dodgers GM just told me that Matt Kemp is “running at 75% without pain..trying to push it farther. No timetable yet for rehab”
The Dodgers don’t appear to be in any rush to get Kemp back on the field, especially given the roster crunch they’ll feel in the outfield when he does.
Despite no official “timetable”, the Dodgers hope Kemp will return sometime during their series with the San Francisco Giants which begins on June 24th.