Kemp had surgery last year to repair torn cartilage and rotator cuff fraying and a reinjury was Kemp's initial fear. But after talking to teammates that have had similar operations, including Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez, Kemp and the Dodgers believe the pain was most likely from scar tissue.
Kemp received a cortisone injection Friday night and was shut down Saturday to allow the medication to reduce inflammation. Carl Crawford started in left field, Andre Ethier in center and Yasiel Puig in right.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.