Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett scheduled to visit with nerve specialist.

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett will visit Monday with Dr. Greg Pearl, a nerve specialist based in Dallas, Texas. Beckett has been dealing with tingling and numbness in his right hand, along with a strained groin that landed him on the disabled list May 14.

Beckett had an MRI performed Wednesday, but further tests are needed to determine the source of the injury.

Pearl consulted with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter last year when Carpenter was dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome in his right arm. Carpenter ultimately had surgery on the arm and is trying to come back this year. It has not been determined that Beckett has the same condition.

 

With Matt Kemp on the disabled list, Dodgers will recall a ‘true center fielder’ soon.

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp leaves the field with athletic trainer Nancy Pattersonon Wednesday night after straining his right hamstring in a 4-3 loss to the Angels (Associated Press)

Of all the frustrations Matt Kemp has had to deal with this season, a trip to the disabled list was not among them — until Thursday.

Kemp is optimistic he can return once his 15 days are up, which projects to June 14 at Pittsburgh, after straining his right hamstring Wednesday night in Anaheim.

“It’s disappointing,” he said. “I love playing baseball. I hate being hurt. This is my second year of being hurt.

“This is a small little obstacle but I’m used to playing 162 games and playing every day.”

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Dodgers to hold Sports Networking Fair next Monday.

The Dodgers will hold their first annual Sports Networking Fair on Monday, June 3, before that night’s 7:10 p.m. game against the San Diego Padres on the Loge Terrace.

Attendees can learn about internships, full-time and part-time positions with some of Southern California’s elite sports organizations, including the Galaxy, Padres and Angels, among others in attendance.

The event will be held from 5:10 p.m.-7:10 p.m. Tickets for the event, which include a preferred Loge Box ticket to the Dodger game, are available for $18 at www.dodgers.com/network.