Jul 3, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) reacts after hitting a home run during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Dodgers won 10-8. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp to return from disabled list when first eligible

It’s been a woeful 2013 for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp. The All-Star outfielder has only played in 62 of the Dodgers’ 102 games and has struggled when he’s been on the field, hitting just .263 with 5 home runs and 27 RBI in the process.

He had picked up his play as of late, but his injury riddled season seems to derail any momentum he achieves.

After returning from a shoulder ailment and hitting a home run and knocking in three runs in his return from the disabled list, Kemp tweaked his ankle in the blowout victory and went sent back to the DL. Thankfully though the Dodgers don’t expect the injury to linger, suggesting that Kemp will be able to return when he’s first eligible on August 6th when the Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

“At this point, I’m just kind of hopeful that he’s going to be ready to roll in 15 days,” manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s still limping a little bit. Yesterday, he came in and said he felt really good.”

Kemp has yet to resume any baseball activities at this point.

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