Matt Kemp leaves Wednesday's game with mild hamstring strain

Matt Kemp is now dealing with a hamstring problem. (USATSI)
Matt Kemp is now dealing with a hamstring problem. (USATSI)

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Matt Kemp left Wednesday night's game against the Angels in the seventh inning with a mild right hamstring strain. He will have an MRI on Thursday.

Kemp, 28, missed more than two months with a left hamstring strain last year, so it's the same injury to the other leg. Obviously it could be less severe as well. It appeared he suffered the injury while running down a Mike Trout double earlier in the inning.

Coming into Wednesday's game, Kemp was hitting .255/.309/.340 with two home runs and seven stolen bases in 50 games this year. He hit a solidly above-average .303/.367/.538 in 2012 after being an MVP candidate with a .324/.399/.586 line in 2011.

Joe Blanton hit Kemp with a pitch near his right elbow on Tuesday, so the Dodgers center fielder is pretty banged up right now. He had offseason shoulder surgery, and there has been some speculation the procedure has contributed to his slow start at the plate.

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