The planned comeback of Matt Kemp has taken a turn for the worse, as the Dodgers center fielder felt tightness in his right hamstring, the team announced Friday. While the Dodgers announced Kemp's rehab would be slowed down, manager Don Mattingly said Kemp would be shut down "indefinitely," per Dodger Talk co-host David Vassesgh.
Kemp has been sidelined since July 21 with a sprained left ankle, but also missed 24 games on a separate disabled list stint in May and June with a right hamstring strain.
Kemp has been rehabbing at the Dodgers' complex at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., playing in simulated games against Dodgers pitchers whose minor league seasons have ended, like Matt Magill and Onelki Garcia, for instance.
"I'm not ready to concede anything, but at some point we run out of time," manager Don Mattingly told reporters before Friday's game against the Reds in Cincinnati, per Vassegh.
Kemp began his current rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, and went 0-for-18 in the final five games of the Quakes' regular season. He moved his rehab to Arizona on Tuesday, still trying to find his timing at the plate.
Kemp has played in 11 games and has 41 major league plate appearances since May 30.
The Dodgers have had outfielders Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig and Kemp healthy and active for a total of two games and 10 innings this season.