Rash of hamstring injuries concerns Mattingly

Rash of hamstring injuries concerns Mattingly

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp, Jerry Hairston, Juan Uribe, Matt Angle and Alex Castellanos.

The three Major Leaguers and two Minor Leaguers all have dealt with hamstring injuries in the past few weeks and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admits he wonders why.

"You wonder, are we doing anything different?" Mattingly said. "It doesn't sound like we are. Maybe it's coincidental."

Any injury to Kemp is a big deal, but Mattingly pointed out that other key players have been stricken.

"Juan and Jerry are two important guys with what we do," he said. "I'm not happy with any injury. We just want to weather the storm, be smart, get healthy. We don't want them to come back too quick."