OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 21: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disable list, sits and looks on from the dugout in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics in t at O.co Coliseum on June 21, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matt Kemp Expected Back On July 13

Kemp has been on the disabled list since May 31, and has played two games since May 14.

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Matt Kemp To Continue Minor League Rehab With Triple A Albuquerque

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar outfielder Matt Kemp continued his minor league rehab assignment on Friday night by starting in center field for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. But Friday will be Kemp's final game with Rancho Cucamonga, as he will take his show on the road to Albuquerque this weekend.

Kemp, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with a strained left hamstring, will continue his rehab with Triple A Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday, per Dodger Talk co-host David Vassegh of KLAC AM 570.

After serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday night for Rancho Cucamonga, Kemp has started the last three games in center field. He played five innings in the field on Wednesday and seven innings on Thursday.

Kemp is expected to participate in Home Run Derby on Monday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, but he will not play in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday. Kemp is also scheduled to be activated by the Dodgers for their game on Friday, July 13 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.

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Matt Kemp Plays 7 Innings In Center Field In Minor League Rehab Game

Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp continued his rehab assignment on Thursday night with the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes as they were in San Bernardino to play the Inland Empire 66ers, an Angels affiliate.

Kemp went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout, with Angels prospect Eric Cendejas recording the punchout. "It's not going to be the last game I strike out. The guy threw me a good pitch," Kemp told Pete Alexander of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Kemp played seven innings in center field on Thursday, after playing five innings in center field on Wednesday.

In three games with Rancho Cucamonga, Kemp is 5-for-11 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBI. He will continue his rehab with the Quakes on Friday with one more game against the 66ers, followed by a pair of road games in San Jose on Saturday and Sunday.

Kemp is scheduled to take part in Home Run Derby on Monday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, but will not play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday. Kemp is scheduled to be activated by the Dodgers on July 13, their first game after the break.

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Matt Kemp Doubles In Rehab Game, Will Make Weekend Trip To San Jose

Matt Kemp played in his second rehab game for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Wednesday night, and the All-Star outfielder will continue to rehab through Sunday with the Quakes, including a trip to San Jose on Saturday and Sunday.

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI on Wednesday for Rancho Cucamonga, and in two games with the Quakes is 4-for-7 (.571) with a walk, a double, two runs scored and three RBI. Kemp played five innings in center field on Wednesday night.

The plan for Kemp is to play four more games with Rancho Cucamonga, then travel to Kansas City on Monday, where he will compete in the Home Run Derby at Kaffuman Stadium in Kansas City as part of the All-Star festivities. Kemp was voted into the National League starting lineup but will not play in the game on Tuesday.

Kemp, who has missed 47 of the Dodgers' last 49 games through Wednesday, is expected to return to the Dodgers on July 13, when the Dodgers host the San Diego Padres in their first game after the All-Star break.

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Matt Kemp Hamstring Injury: 'It Feels Worse Than The First Time'

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar center fielder Matt Kemp may be headed back to the disabled list, just a short few days after he was activated from it. Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first on a double in the first inning in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the postgame prognosis didn't sound too positive.

"I just felt it grab a little bit," said Kemp after the game. "It's hurting pretty good right now so we'll see what the MRI says tomorrow."

"He'll have an MRI tomorrow, and we'll know more then," said manager Don Mattingly. "Obviously it doesn't look good."

When asked if he would require another stint on the disabled list Kemp said, "I would think so. It feels worse than the first time. We'll see tomorrow. Hopefully the MRI comes back good."

The Dodgers went 9-5 without Kemp the first time he missed, but losing him again won't likely produce the same results. The Dodgers, despite losing their last three games, still own the best record in baseball at 32-18.

"We're not going to have a choice but to regroup and step up," said Mattingly. "We've built a little bit of a rainy day fund with the way we've played early."

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Matt Kemp Injury: MRI Exam Scheduled For Thursday

The news on Los Angeles Dodgers superstar center fielder Matt Kemp was as expected, as Kemp did indeed aggravate his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a double in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Dodgers announced on Wednesday night. Kemp will undergo an MRI exam on Thursday to determine the damage.

Kemp missed 14 games with a left hamstring strain, an injury he first felt on May 6 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Kemp played for another week, going 4-for-20, before injuring the hamstring on May 13 against the Colorado Rockies.

Left hamstring injuries have been quite common this year for the Dodgers. Jerry Hairston Jr. missed 16 games with a strained left hamstring before returning last Friday. Juan Rivera has missed 20 games so far with a more severe left hamstring injury as he ruptured a tendon, but he could be back as soon as this weekend.

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Matt Kemp Leaves Game After One Inning With Apparent Leg Injujry

Just one day after returning from the disabled list, Matt Kemp was forced to leave Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after just one inning, apparently aggravating the left hamstring injury that kept him out of action for 14 games. Kemp scored from first base on a double by Andre Ethier in the bottom of the first inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 lead, but appeared to hurt himself while doing so.

Kemp was replaced by Tony Gwynn Jr. in center field at the top of the second inning.

The Dodgers managed to stay afloat without their superstar Kemp, going 9-5, but his production is badly needed in the middle of the lineup. Kemp is hitting .355/.444/.719 this season with 12 home runs in 36 games. He was excited on Tuesday, saying, "I woke up this morning and it felt like opening day."

But he was seen in the dugout breaking a bat in frustration over his injury on Wednesday.

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