Matt Kemp Lands On 15-Day DL

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Matt Kemp was placed back on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with  joint inflammation in his left shoulder. Dodgers manager, Don Mattingly said that this is a separate issue from the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason. The frustration for fantasy owners that have Kemp has reached a new high with this latest setback. Just when he started showing signs of progress at the plate last week by hitting home runs in back-to-back games, Kemp suffers this injury and at this point a return date is unknown. Kemp tried to take early batting practice on Monday before the Dodgers faced the Diamondbacks in Arizona, but he experienced the soreness in his shoulder and the Dodgers decided to place him on the disabled. For now, the Dodgers will move continue with Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, and Yasiel Puig as their starting outfield.

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Bartolo Colon threw seven strong innings and gave up just one run one against the Pirates in the Athletics victory on Monday night. Colon improved to 12-3 and lowered his ERA to an impressive 2.69. Colon allowed only four hits and no runs in the first six innings, but ran into some trouble in the 7th. Colon was able to get through that inning only with a spectacular catch by Coco Crisp to end the inning.
  • Felix Hernandez gave up two runs in seven innings in Monday's win over the Red Sox and improved to  9-4 with a 2.69 ERA this year.
  • Zack Greinke threw seven scoreless innings and gave up just two hits in a Dodgers victory over the Diamondbacks. Greinke also went 3-for-3 at the plate.
  • Scott Feldman made his second start with the Orioles after being traded from the Cubs on Monday night and it did not go well. Feldman gave up seven runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers.
  • Troy Tulowitzki (rib) went 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored Monday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado SpringsDexter Fowler also began his rehab assignment on Monday and went 0-for-3 with a walk. Fowler could return to the Rockies on Thursday and Tulowitzki return date is yet to be determined, but he could rejoin the Rockies this weekend.
  • Shane Victorino (hamstring) missed his second straight game Monday as he continues to nurse a minor left hamstring strain. Victorino should return to the Red Sox lineup before the All-Star break.
  • Stephen Fife (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Chris Capuano will start in his place Thursday against the Rockies.
  • Yasmani Grandal (knee) will need reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee and will miss 9-12 month. Nick Hundley will now be the primary catcher for the Padres.
  • Aramis Ramirez (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday after he aggravated his left knee over the weekend. This is the second time Ramirez has been on the disabled list this season due to the knee injury.