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Dodgers may shut down Matt Kemp for season

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07:35 AM ET 09.07 | Matt Kemp's attempt to return from a sprained left ankle was shut down indefinitely Friday, a day after he experienced tightness in his right hamstring while running the bases at the Dodgers' minor league facility in Glendale, Ariz. And though Manager Don Mattingly said the team is awaiting a more detailed evaluation of Kemp's condition, there's a good chance his latest setback means the outfielder is done for the season. "When the hamstring kind of jumps back in there and becomes involved, that means we have more issues," Mattingly said. "Obviously at some point we run out of time." That may prove a good thing in the short term because a third return from the disabled list for Kemp this season could become a problem for Mattingly and the Dodgers. An All-Star last year and the most-valuable-player runner-up in 2011, Kemp has played in just one of the Dodgers' last 55 games -- during which the team went 43-12. And he looked overmatched in a recent five-game stint with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, going hitless with seven strikeouts in 18 at-bats.

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September 7, 2013  07:42 AM ET

save him for the playoffs.

September 7, 2013  07:47 AM ET

Kemp's mind and emotions are sabotaging his body. The guy needs more than physical therapy.

September 7, 2013  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

save him for the playoffs.

At this point, especially with the way the Dodgers are playing, I can't see him being any help for the playoffs. As an aside, it seems like several players have come back after some sort of leg injury (ankle, hammy, quad, etc.) only to immediately seem sustain an injury to a different part of their leg. Besides Kemp, Jeter comes to mind. I can only think they coming back too soon and over compensating to protect the injured area which results in a subsequent injury to another area.

 
September 7, 2013  10:30 PM ET

The Dodgers have done well without Kemp for most of year. Take rest of season off during off season work on strengthening the leg and be ready for spring training next year

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