• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf

Matt Kemp won't be 100 percent for spring training

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Heading into spring training, Matt Kemp's shoulder isn't yet 100 percent. (Getty Images)

As Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp tells Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, he's not likely to be fully healthy by spring training. Instead, Kemp, who underwent surgery last October to repair a detached labrum (non-throwing shoulder), hopes to be 100 percent by opening day.

Shaikin notes that teammate Adrian Gonzalez underwent a similar operation during his Boston days. "Adrian said I'll be good by the season," Kemp said. "Everybody is saying something different. Everybody's body heals differently. So hopefully I have that Adrian Gonzalez body, where you heal real fast. I feel really good right now."

Needless to say, the Dodgers -- despite the stratospheric payroll and roll call of big names -- will have a hard time contending in the balanced NL West if Kemp isn't in vintage form. His status moving forward certainly bears monitoring.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

July 25, 2014
Brett Gardner talks Yankees baseball (8:02)
1 July 25, 2014
Should the Phillies release Howard?
(2:16)
2 July 24, 2014
Should the Rays keep Price?
(4:35)
3 July 23, 2014
MLB Power rankings 7/23
(3:47)

Latest

Most Popular