No more rolling the dice, no more taking one serious gamble with their best player, no more setting themselves up for a world of potential second-guessing.

Finally, reason prevailed and Matt Kemp and his strained hamstring were placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Dodgers finally made the announcement Monday after their 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that Kemp was going on the DL and they were calling up Jerry Sands from triple-A Albuquerque.

"I'm very disappointed," Kemp said. "I want to be with my team playing, but I have to get my leg [well].