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Matt Kemp Out ‘Minimum 4 Weeks’

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP)  The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp back on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury after aggravating a previous injury on Wednesday night against Milwaukee.

Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone says Kemp has a grade one strain in the place of the original injury, additionally, he has a grade one strain in a different spot on the hamstring.  Grade one is the mildest type of strain.

The best case scenario for Kemp’s return would be four weeks.

“It feels worse than the first time,” Kemp said. “It’s definitely nobody’s fault. It’s just what happens in sports — it’s what happens when you’re fast.”

“It’s frustrating for everybody,” Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said. “We all feel bad for Matt. I know nobody feels worse than he does. He wants to play — bad. It’s never easy for the team to deal with when your superstar’s out. But at the same time, the games keep coming. So you’ve got to keep playing and keep grinding.”

“This is our first tough stretch of the year, but we’ll come out of it and we’ll be better for it,” said. “We don’t know how long Matt’s going to be out, but we’ve got to play like we did the first time he was out, and the guys who stepped up have got to keep doing that.”

The  Dodgers have called up MI/OF Alex Castellanos from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Castellanos was acquired from the St. Louis organization in a trade that sent Rafael Furcal to the Cardinals.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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