Kemp plays center, tallies two more hits in rehab

Kemp plays center, tallies two more hits in rehab

Kemp plays center, tallies two more hits in rehab
LOS ANGELES -- In his second rehabilitation game with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, Matt Kemp made his return to center field for the first time since aggravating a left hamstring strain on May 30.

Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run while batting third and playing five innings for the Quakes. He hit a two-run double in the third and got caught retreating to second after rounding the base too much. He didn't see much action in the field with only one ball hit his way.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he expects Kemp to next play two seven-inning games, a nine-inning game and then one more at DH. The Quakes travel to San Jose on Saturday, and Mattingly said Kemp will go with them before bringing trainer Sue Falsone with him to Kansas City for Tuesday's All-Star Game. He will participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby, on Monday at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.

Kemp went 2-for-3 with a run, walk and a strikeout on Tuesday in the first game of his rehab assignment.