Dodgers place Kemp on DL
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a right hamstring strain. Kemp injured his hamstring on Wednesday running down a double against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Dodgers did not call up an obvious replacement for Kemp, and don't have a clear option on the roster to replace the centerfielder. Andre Ethier played replaced Kemp in centerfield on Thursday night, with Scott Van Slyke playing rightfield.
Kemp has struggled offensively this season, hitting .251/.305/.335.
Pettitte to return on Monday
Pettitte originally strained his left trapezius muscle on May 16 against the Seattle Mariners, and the team placed the veteran lefty on the disabled list the next day. The starter had pitched well before missing time with an injury, going 4-3 for New York with a 3.83 ERA.
Hamilton scratched with back spasms
The outfielder has struggled at the plate this season, hitting .219/.283/.393 in 223 plate appearances. Lingering issues with back spasms is the last thing Hamilton wants to deal with right now.