The injury woes continue for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.
The Dodgers are shutting down Kemp indefinitely after he was bothered by tightness in his right hamstring during a minor league rehab assisgnment. according to Dodger Talk. Kemp is currently on the disabled list with a sprained ankle and was expected to rejoin the Dodgers this week before the latest setback.
Earlier this season, Kemp spent more than three weeks on the DL with an injured right hamstring and missed time because of a sore shoulder. Last season, he also was sidelined for more than two months with a hamstring issue and then had offseason shoulder surgery.
The 28-year-old Kemp's rehab with high-Class A Rancho Cucamonga was not going well. He was 0-for-18 at the plate with seven strikeouts in five games, prompting the delay in his return to the Dodgers.
In 62 games with the Dodgers this season, the 2011 National League MVP runner-up is batting .263 with five home runs, 27 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
Kemp signed an eight-year, $160 million extension in November 2011 and has six years and $128 million remaining on the contract.