The Dodgers' clubhouse was silent and almost empty Monday night in the wake of a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Then Matt Kemp walked in.

"We got some reinforcements!" Andre Ethier shouted.

Kemp smiled. Back from a two-game minor league rehabilitation assignment in New Mexico that he completed earlier in the day, he was set to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Kemp made a brief stop at his locker. On his way out of the clubhouse, he teased Ethier about his shoes. Ethier teased him back.

"He's the big target in the lineup and it's nice to have him back there and have the attention focused back on him," Ethier said.