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05/29/12 6:10 PM ET

Dodgers activate Kemp from disabled list

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made expected roster moves on Tuesday, activating outfielder Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list, recalling right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to start against Milwaukee and optioning outfielder Jerry Sands to Triple-A Albuquerque.

After Monday night's loss, the Dodgers optioned left-handed pitcher Michael Antonini back to Albuquerque to make room for Eovaldi after a one-day callup.

Kemp makes his return after 15 days due to a strained left hamstring and was in Tuesday night's starting lineup, batting third against the Brewers.

The Sands move is an indication that Scott Van Slyke has passed Sands on the depth chart of Triple-A outfield prospects. Van Slyke, however, will probably follow Sands when Juan Rivera returns from the disabled list, which is expected later this week.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.