Matt Kemp to Begin Rehab Assignment Today

May 29, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been out of action since May 30 because of a strained right hamstring, but he will begin his return to the field later today when he makes his first rehab assignment. Kemp will join the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes in an attempt to jump start his season.

Kemp had a rough time getting things going before the injury, but now he will try to get back on the right path.

The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed the news on Twitter:

The Dodgers still have hope in the NL West if Kemp returns at 100 percent and the entire roster comes back at full strength.

Los Angeles has been plagued with injuries all season long, so they are looking forward to when they can finally get their big producers back and contributing down the stretch. When Kemp eventually makes his return to the big leagues, the team and their fan base will be hoping that he is performing at a much higher level than he was to start the season.

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