Report: Kemp could return Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp hopes to return from the disabled list Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Kemp has been sidelined since aggravating his surgically repaired left shoulder in a game on July 5. Earlier this season, he missed 24 games because of a hamstring injury.

"It is what it is. You’ve got to deal with it," Kemp told MLB.com. "When you do come back, try to not get hurt. Just dealing with it. It can be frustrating at times, but it is what it is. Injuries are part of the game."

In 61 games this season, Kemp is batting just .254/.309/.357 with four homers and 24 RBIs.

The Dodgers have played well in Kemp’s absence, having won seven of the 10 games he has missed to move back above .500 (48-47) and close to within 1 ½ games of the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.

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