Matt Kemp back in Dodgers lineup Tuesday
For the first time since May 29, All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp is in the Dodgers' lineup.
Kemp hasn't played since May 29 due to a hamstring injury -- and keep in mind, he might have been hampered early in the season due to the after effects of offseason shoulder surgery.
Kemp, 28, is hitting .251/.305/.335 with just two homers and 17 RBI in 51 games this season. Back in 2011, he hit .324/.399/.586 with 39 homers, 126, RBI, 115 runs and 40 stolen bases, which earned him second place in NL MVP voting.
The minor-league rehab stint didn't start off very well for Kemp, as he went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts on Saturday night, but he went 2 for 6 (.333) with two doubles, a walk and a stolen base in the next two games for Triple-A Albuquerque.
The Dodgers have won three straight games and are eight games out in the NL West.