A trio of former All Stars due $48.75 million in salary this season starts 2014 on the Dodger disabled list.
From August 2009 through mid-May 2012, Kemp played in 399 consecutive games -- an MLB-high at the time -- before going on the DL. Since, he's suffered through two injury-plagued seasons.
The Dodgers believe Kemp's presence will boost the offense of the reigning NL West champs.
If Kemp has his way, he'll return sometime in April.
Beckett went 0-5 with a 5.19 earned run average in 2013 before season-ending surgery to clear up nerve issues in his pitching hand. Currently he’s on the DL with a strained right thumb and could return as the team’s fifth starter in April.
After off-season Tommy John surgery, Chad Billingsley hopes to take the mound as early as the middle of May. The Dodgers hope the 2009 All Star can pitch effectively again this season.
Scott Elbert and Onelki Garcia, a pair of lefty relief specialists, also start the year on the shelf. Each of them is on the 60-day DL.
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