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Matt Kemp wants to return to lineup, available to pinch hit

ATLANTA -- Braves left fielder Matt Kemp says he is available to pinch hit and hopes to return from a leg injury Sunday against the Miami Marlins.

Kemp has missed one game, a 5-0 loss to the Marlins on Friday, with a sore left hamstring. He considers this injury minor compared to a strained right hamstring that landed him on the 10-day disabled list in April.

He said the previous injury was "more serious" and that sitting out this time was "just being careful."

Kemp, a two-time All-Star, is hitting .327 and leads the Braves with 32 RBIs.

Danny Santana took Kemp's spot in the lineup Saturday for the second straight game.