LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Albuquerque. Kemp was the National League Player of the Month in April and was among the league leaders in most offensive categories. The 27-year-old All-Star had played in a Major League-high 399 consecutive games prior to missing tonight’s contest against Arizona, last missing a game on Aug. 18, 2009.
Sands was hitting .257 and ranked second on the team with seven home runs while leading the Isotopes in RBI (28) and runs scored (27). The 24-year-old had five hits (5-for-7) with three homers and four RBI in his last two games prior to his call-up. Sands made his Major League debut in 2011 and hit .253 with four homers and 26 RBI in 61 games for Los Angeles last year.