One of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ stars will be sidelined again while he deals with a lingering shoulder injury.
Matt Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, which is retroactive to Saturday, due to shoulder inflammation. Matt Snyder of CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball blog gives more details about the injury.
Kemp, 28, hasn’t been able to shake loose from offseason surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff damage. He clearly hasn’t been himself at the plate all season, continuing to struggle with the issue. On Friday night, the Dodgers announced Kemp was removed from the game due to AC joint irritation in the shoulder.
The Dodgers played the San Francisco Giants on Friday night and won the series opener 10-2, and eventually took two games out of the three-game set.
This isn’t the only time Kemp has been dealing with injuries. The centerfielder made multiple trips to the DL last season due to a hamstring injury. He played in 106 total games compared to at least 155 games in his previous four seasons.
Kemp has played 61 games this season. He has a .254 batting average, 24 RBIs, just four home runs, and has 69 strikeouts compared to 24 walks.