(SAN FRANCISCO) — Matt Kemp could be hurt again. The Dodgers announced that Kemp will have an MRI Saturday on his left shoulder, and will be out until at least Tuesday.
Kemp, who has already been on the disabled list twice this season with a strained left hamstring, hurt his shoulder after colliding into the outfield wall in Colorado on August 28. Since then, Kemp says the shoulder hurts every time he swings and misses.
“I appreciate him wanting to play, wanting to be tough and go out there, but at some point you’ve got to be honest and say either I can help the team or I can’t help the team,” Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly said. “If it’s hurting him to swing the bat and if he’s not able to do some things, it doesn’t do us any good for him to be out there.”
Kemp is hitting .315, with 18 home runs and 56 RBIs for the season.
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