Dodgers’ Matt Kemp Suffers Setback in Recovery

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0  Updated at 8:47 am, June 10th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained right hamstring.

Kemp was expected to make his return to the team this Friday. But now a timeline for his return is unclear.

“At this point I think we’ve hit a little bit of a snag because he felt a little something today still,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “The reason he came back was to let the Doc check him out, get him on the field and try to extend him as far as he could and see where he’s at. He’s not quite there. Does that mean it’s two day, three days or seven days? I don’t know the answer, but we do know that he’s not 100 percent. When we get that then we’ll think about him going out and playing.”

It’s a tough break for a Dodgers club desperate for offense. Heading into Monday night, the Dodgers are 27-35 and rank 27th in Major League Baseball in runs scored.

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