Matt Kemp Returns To Disabled List; Dodgers Activate LHP Ted Lilly

Matt Kemp has been placed back on the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to July 22nd. (Image source: http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/matt-kemp31.jpg)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced this afternoon that Center Fielder Matt Kemp, who has already been on the Disabled List twice due to quadriceps and shoulder ailments, will return to the 15 Day Disabled List due to an ankle injury he sustained on Sunday in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals.

In Sunday’s game, Kemp’s lone game after his last DL stint, the Dodger Center Fielder was 3-for-4 with a walk, a homer and a double before injuring his left ankle on a ninth inning slide.

Kemp did not play either of the first two games and his DL stint will be retroactive to July 22nd.

To replace Kemp on the roster, the Dodgers have recalled left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly.  Lilly, who has struggled throughout the season as a starter and has had some injuries of his own, looks as though he may come out of the bullpen, though with Chris Capuano’s inconsistencies, it is possible that Lilly may be called upon to start at least one game while the Dodgers evaluate whether or not to keep Capuano in the rotation and, if not, whether to acquire another arm for the rotation or bring back Stephen Fife to the rotation.  Fife is currently on the 15 day disabled list with shoulder bursitis and has not pitched since July 6th in San Francisco.

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