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Kemp Won’t Play In All-Star Game Unless He Plays For Dodgers Before Break

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(CBS) – National League All-Star captain Matt Kemp will not play in the All-Star game in Kansas City unless he plays a game for the Dodgers before the All-Star break, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez (via Twitter).

“It’s a long shot at this point because he’s not healthy,” general manager Ned Colletti said.

Kemp has been sidelined since May 31st with a sore hamstring and the team does not have a set date for his return to the lineup.

“We’re still kind of wait and see,” Don Mattingly told MLB.com. “We’re adding things to do, and it’s kind of a reaction to how he does with that. [On Saturday] he was kind of sore. We don’t look at it as a setback. It’s part of doing more stuff. He’s been getting after it pretty good. Since it’s Matt, we talk about every inch of it.”

 

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