Matt Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Thursday. Despite the fact that it is being called a "mild" strain, the Dodgers need to be extra careful with Kemp. He strained his hamstring in the Dodgers’ Wednesday night loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Kemp was placed on the disabled list two separate times in 2012 due to a left hamstring strain and missed 50 games with a left hamstring injury. The Dodgers recalled Tim Federowicz to take Kemp's place on the roster. Many thought that the Dodgers would promote either Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson, but instead Federowicz got the call because A.J. Ellis is dealing with an oblique injury and may miss some time.
Jered Weaver was able to shake off the rust from being on the disabled list for six weeks and pitch six strong innings as the Angels defeated Dodgers 4-3 on Thursday night. Weaver gave the Angels alot of confidence as he gave up one run and five hits, striking out seven and walking none in six innings. Weaver was perfect through four innings before Andre Ethier doubled to deep center field leading off the fifth for the Dodgers' first hit. The Angels (24-29) have won nine of 11 games since to pull to within 8 1/2 games of the Rangers, and getting Weaver back should help this team.