Word coming from Bleacher Report and multiple social media reports that Matt Kemp has been placed back on the 15 Day Disabled List due to the shoulder pain, originally described as AC Joint irritation, suffered in Friday night’s 10-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Kemp swung and missed at a pitch from Matt Cain in his first at bat in the top of the second and immediately grabbed his left shoulder in pain. Kemp finished the at bat, not having to swing as Cain threw three consecutive balls out of the strike zone to walk him. Kemp fielded his position in center field the next inning, but was replaced by Carl Crawford in his next at-bat who stayed in the game in left field. Andre Ethier moved over from left field to center after Crawford’s pinch hit at bat.
There is no immediate word on how long the Dodgers will shut Kemp down for. The Blog cannot find a word on who will replace Kemp on the 25 man roster, but the most likely candidate would be Scott Van Slyke, who was recently sent down to AAA Albuquerque when Carl Crawford was activated from the disabled list on Friday.