Matt Kemp placed on DL

Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is now called a slightly separated right shoulder, the result of his collision with the auxiliary scoreboard when he tried to catch a fly ball by Colorado's Jeff Baker on Monday. The injury isn't expected to sideline Kemp for more than two weeks, but he won't come back until he knows he is fully healed.

"I don't want to aggravate it," he said. "You get into bad habits when you're playing hurt and I want to avoid that. Sure, it's disappointing but I thought it was much worse at the time.

The scoreboard in right field was extended into right-center during the off-season and instead of the padded outfield wall, Kemp crashed into the unyielding scoreboard. He fell to the ground and left the game. X-rays taken immediately showed no permanent damage.

Right-handed reliever Chin-hui Tsao was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. However, his stay will end Friday, when shortstop Rafael Furcal's rehab at Inland Empire ends tonight and he is determined good to go.

Tsao made two appearances at Las Vegas, going 1.2 innings in the last one, and can give the club two full innings if needed. His callup gave the Dodgers a 12-man pitching after fifth starter Brett Tomko worked five splendid innings against Colorado.

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