Los Angeles Dodgers have placed slumping All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp on the Disabled List due to hamstring injury. Kemp, who is a two-time Gold Glove winner, missed a total of 51 games last season when he was placed on the DL twice also because of a similar hamstring injury he had. It's only the fourth time in his career he has been placed on the Disabled List.
"I don't want to be in the same situation where I come back, hurt it again and sit out another month," said Kemp. "That's just not what I want to happen this year, so just kind of get it better now and, you know, be better."
He is in his second season with the Dodgers, where he signed a eight-year deal worth $160 million. Last season his team went 24-27 in his absence when he was placed on the DL list.
It hasn't been a great season for Kemp who is batting .251 this year and has hit only two homers and 17 RBIs in 51 games so far. It's pretty obvious the injury is hurting his play as he was only second to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun in the NL MVP race in 2011 when he was healthy.