Dodgers’ center fielder Matt Kemp had shoulder surgery today to clean up his left A-C joint. Kemp, who is already missing the postseason because of an ankle injury should be ready for spring training next year.
Ever since coming in second in the 2011 NL MVP race, Kemp hasn’t been the same. He only played in 73 games this season and in the last two years he has missed a total of 145 games. After going down with an ankle injury in mid-July, Kemp looked to be ready for the playoff push, but was shut down on the last day of the season.
The Dodgers hope Kemp can return back to form for the 2014 season as he’s expected to make a full recovery. Kemp is signed until 2019 and so far the investment has not paid off, but at 29, he still has a lot of good baseball left in him.
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In case you missed it, here’s the home run that put the Dodgers in the NLCS!