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Matt Kemp will return when 100% healthy

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp spoke to a cheerful crowd, at the Dodgers annual Fan Fest on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.

Amongst the many questions asked of Kemp, one question stood out to him about returning to the line-up?
Kemp responded, "I don't have a timetable right now. y shoulder feels great. My foot is still healing. It's going to take time. We'll go from there." Kemp added, "when I'm back, I'm back and I'll be playing everyday."

With four outfielders in the Dodgers line up, one outfielder plans on playing everyday, "I'm not concerned about that. I'm a play everyday, so that where I am with it."

Kemp had a relatively minor A/C joint cleanup on the left shoulder that underwent major surgery in 2012.

The last year and half has not been good to Kemp on the field, as battled injury after injury, but vowed to give Dodger fans and his teammates 100% this season.

Kemp also stressed that he won't be changing anything about his game or holding back. He reminded everyone that "Beast Mode" was in full effect, and his goals are still set high. He promised the fans one thing, "I promise I won't run into any walls anymore" he said jokingly.

He's in his first year of the eight year $180 million contract he signed, after he became runner up to Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. Braun lied about his PED use, and many call Kemp the true MVP of 2011.

Despite the many trade rumors during the off season, the reports bothered him and forced him to work even harder. Kemp has got to stay healthy for at least 150 games, and produce in a huge way in order for the trade talks not rise up again during the next off season.

"It is what it is. It's the business. L.A. is where I want to be. I'm here for a long period of time. Hopefully, I'll retire a Dodger."

If he has anywhere close to the season he had in 2011, this team along with a healthy Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, and Clayton Kershaw can definitely win the World Series.

Kemp was happy for Kershaw and his new $215 million deal over the next seven years.
"He's one of the hardest working kids I've ever seen. He deserves it all."

Everyone is pulling for Kemp and his triumph return, and now it's up to him to and his body to last 162 games, plus playoffs. And also be apart of a team that can bring a World Series championship back to Los Angeles in 2014.

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