Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that Matt Kemp (hamstring) is currently running at "75 percent without pain."
Kemp is making progress, but there's no timetable for him to begin a rehab assignment. The Dodgers have already ruled out his return until at least June 24, but it sounds like it will come later than that.
Clayton Kershaw is upset that information about his extension talks with the Dodgers leaked to the press.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported late Saturday night that Los Angeles is progressing toward a seven-year contract worth more than $180 million with its ace, and now Kershaw feels like the negotiations might become too much of a distraction. "I guess you'll have to talk to the Dodgers as to why it came out," said the 25-year-old left-hander, who can become a free agent after the 2014 season. "I don't love the fact that I have to talk about it. We kind of had an agreement that we weren't going to talk about it. It didn't come from our side."
Ronald Belisario threw a scoreless inning of relief Sunday in the Dodgers' loss to the Pirates.
Belisario served his one-game suspension on Friday for his involvement in last Tuesday night's benches-clearing brawl with the Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old righty has a 4.78 ERA in 32 total frames this season.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Yasiel Puig will probably remain in the majors after Matt Kemp (hamstring) and Carl Crawford (hamstring) return.
It's certainly no surprise that's the stance he's taking given that Puig is batting .455/.478/.773 with four homers and 10 RBI in his first 12 games. Mattingly believes there will be enough at-bats to go around when all four outfielders are healthy. Puig would figure to play every day against left-handers and also see significant at-bats against righties, most likely at the expense of the struggling Andre Ethier.