Dodgers Injury News: Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford

Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told reporters, including Ken Gurnick of, that he likes the makeup of his starting outfield once those that recently underwent surgery recover, including Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. Both Kemp and Crawford expect to be ready when spring training rolls around.

Kemp recently underwent surgery that revealed more extensive damage to his left shoulder than previously expected. While the slugger isn’t scheduled to swing a bat until January, the team expects him to be fully healthy for the start of the 2013 season.

Crawford will also be sidelined until January after undergoing Tommy John surgery this summer. He was officially introduced to Dodgers’ fans for the first time yesterday and said he plans on being ready for the start of spring training.

The Dodgers project a starting outfield of Crawford, Kemp and Andre Ethier. If Crawford is able to return to his pre-Boston Red Sox form, this could be one of the most impressive units in the majors.

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