SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp will miss at least the final two games of this weekend's key series at San Francisco because of his troublesome left shoulder.
Kemp was scheduled for an MRI exam Saturday. His shoulder is still bothering him from a crash into the outfield wall Aug. 28 at Coors Field.
Manager Don Mattingly expects Kemp to return this season. The injury affects Kemp at the plate and the Dodgers want to find out exactly what is wrong.
Kemp, last season's runner-up to Ryan Braun for the NL MVP, is batting .315 with 18 home runs and 56 RBIs in 85 games.
Infielder Adam Kennedy is likely done for the year after injuring his groin during Friday's loss.