Matt Kemp coming back to Albuquerque
Posted at: 07/06/2012 8:36 PM
| Updated at: 07/07/2012 9:58 AM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is coming back to Albuquerque. Kemp will play with the Isotopes on Saturday and Sunday as the Isotopes wrap up a homestand against Round Rock.
Kemp will be on a rehab assignment as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. This will be Kemp's second trip to Albuquerque this season.
Kemp went 5-for-11 this week in three games with the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes entering Friday. Kemp is scheduled to lead the National League as captain in Monday's MLB Home Run Derby in Kansas City. He won't participate in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but he hopes to rejoin the Dodgers after the break.
In his first appearance with the Isotopes while recovering from the same injury that originally landed him on the Disabled List on May 14, Kemp hit homers in back-to-back games while going a total 5-for-7 (.714) with four runs scored, a double, and five RBI's. After appearing in just two games with L.A., Kemp re-aggravated his left hamstring strain running the bases in a game against Milwaukee on May 30 and was placed on the DL for a second time the next day.
In 36 games for the Dodgers this season, Kemp, who was elected to his second consecutive National League All-Star Team, is batting .355 (43x121) with 30 runs scored, six doubles, a triple, 12 homers, and 28 RBI.