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Matt Kemp Set For MRI On Hamstring

Just a day after coming off the disabled list, Matt Kemp aggravated his left hamstring while scoring from first base against the Brewers on Wednesday night.

Kemp's stride slowed noticeably as he came around third base. He left the game immediately.

"I don't know what happened," the Dodgers center fielder said. "It's just kind of gave out. It's definitely frustrating, having just come back, and now I will be sitting out a while. ... I tried to hide it, but there really was no hiding this."

Kemp, who broke a bat over his knee in the dugout before heading to the clubhouse, will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury.

Via Tony Jackson/ESPN.com


Abreu Providing Leadership To Dodgers

Bobby Abreu has been filling the role of veteran leader for the Dodgers this spring.

Abreu has hit .327 with seven RBIs, six extra-base hits and 11 runs in 21 games since joining the Dodgers on May 4.

The outfielder was released by the Angels on April 30 after hitting .208 to start the season.

"His name came up when we saw he got released," manager Don Mattingly said.

"It couldn't have been better timing for us. He kind of stepped in and all of a sudden we lose a few guys and Bobby has been playing a lot more than we really anticipated."

Via MLB.com


Texas Still Leads Hunt For Oswalt

The Dodgers are showing interest in Roy Oswalt, but team officials still believe the Rangers are leading the hunt for the right-hander.

Oswalt has worked out for other teams, but Texas has long been believed to be his preferred destination.

"I would be shocked if he doesn't go to Texas," a baseball official said. "A team is going to have to greatly outbid Texas to keep him from going there."

Via Jerry Crasnick/ESPN.com


Oswalt Threw For Dodgers Last Week

The Dodgers watched Roy Oswalt throw last week in Starkville, Miss., according to a source.

Oswalt, who had previously auditioned for the Phillies, Red Sox and the Rangers, has given teams indications that Texas is his destination of choice.

The right-hander, 34, has a career record of 159-93 in 11 seasons with Houston and Philadelphia.

Via Jerry Crasnick/ESPN.com


Report: Dodgers Made Offer To Oswalt

It is believed that Roy Halladay's shoulder situation has led the Phillies to consider signing Roy Oswalt, but they will have competition.

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reported Monday night that the Dodgers have made an offer to the right-hander.

The Rangers, Red Sox and Orioles have also been linked to Oswalt.

Via CSN Philly


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