Dodgers activate Kemp from DL

The Sports Xchange
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Matt Kemp was back in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Tuesday after being activated from the disabled list before the game against the San Francisco Giants.
The center fielder was sidelined since May 30 due to a strained right hamstring. He played three games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque, going 2-for-11 with six strikeouts.
Before he was hurt, Kemp was having a disappointing season. He was batting .251 with a .305 on-base percentage, a .335 slugging percentage, two homers and 17 RBIs in 51 games.
Kemp's return prompted a shuffle in the Dodgers' outfield. Andre Ethier, who shifted from right field to center in Kemp's absence, was back in right. Rookie Yasiel Puig, who has been a sensation since his June 3 debut, moved from right field to left field.
The Dodgers' regular left fielder, Carl Crawford, remains on the disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. Since Crawford was injured in early June, the position has been manned by Skip Schumaker, Jerry Hairston Jr., Scott Van Slyke, Alex Castellanos and Elian Herrera. Castellanos is currently in the minors, Van Slyke is on the DL, and Herrera was optioned to Albuquerque on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for Kemp.
Herrera went 2-for-7 in three games with the Dodgers.

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