Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is
back on the shelf.
The team placed Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to left AC joint
inflammation. He appeared to injure the shoulder on a swing and was replaced
by pinch-hitter Carl Crawford during the third inning of the Dodgers' 10-2
victory Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.
Kemp, who missed 24 games earlier this season due to a right hamstring strain,
is hitting .254 with four homers and 24 RBI in 61 games this season.
The 28-year-old Kemp had surgery last October to repair a torn labrum in the
The Dodgers also put right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife on the 15-day DL with
right shoulder bursitis. Fife has gone 3-3 with a 2.76 ERA in eight starts
this season. He was on the DL from April 22-May 30 with the same injury.
To replace the roster spots, the Dodgers recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke
from Triple-A Albuquerque and added right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to the
Van Slyke has batted .236 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 27 games this year.
Nolasco, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins on Saturday, has made 18
starts this year and is 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA.
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