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27 Matt Kemp RF
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 9/23/1984 | Birthplace: Midwest City, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $20,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 53.59
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Padres OF Matt Kemp collects four RBI in Tuesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp drove in four runs during Tuesday's game against the Rangers, but it was not enough as the Padres lost 8-6.

Kemp used three hits over four at-bats to drive in the runs. He also scored a run. Prior to Tuesday's game, Kemp was hitting .333 with four home runs and 18 RBI in his last 14 games.


Padres RF Matt Kemp good to go for Saturday vs. Phillies


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) After missing two games with a sore shoulder, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies. 

Kemp was held out Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he has been given the green light to return on Saturday. 

Kemp has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .308 with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.


Padres RF Matt Kemp out again Friday with sore shoulder


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) An aching shoulder has Padres right fielder Matt Kemp out of the lineup Friday for the second straight game. He is set to sit in Philadelphia.

Kemp sought to be in the lineup, according to U-T San Diego, but the team is being cautious. He could pinch-hit.


Padres OF Matt Kemp day-to-day with sore shoulder


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) The absence of Padres slugger Matt Kemp from the lineup Thursday against Washington was due to a sore shoulder sustained on an awkward landing while trying to catch a fly ball Wednesday.

Kemp remained in that game, but is now considered day-to-day.


Padres RF Matt Kemp receives rare break Thursday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) The Padres have given hot-hitting right fielder Matt Kemp the night off Thursday for the first time since July 4. Travis Jankowski will man the position instead.

Kemp has four home runs and 18 RBI over his last 12 games.


Padres OF Matt Kemp extends hit streak to 15 games


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Matt Kemp waited until the last possible minute to keep his hitting streak alive, but the Padres outfielder picked up a two-run single in the ninth to extend his streak to 15 games. 

During the streak, Kemp has raised his batting average from .253 to .267.


Padres RF Matt Kemp becomes first in team history to hit for cycle


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp became the first player in team history to hit for the cycle on Friday against the Rockies.

Kemp went 4 for 5 with a single, double, triple and a home run. He added two runs and four RBI in his team's win.

"It's hard to believe," Kemp said, per MLB.com. "All those great hitters that have been here, like Tony Gwynn and all those guys, haven't been able to get a hit for a cycle. I'm just glad to be able to do it."

Over his last seven games, Kemp is hitting .379 with 11 hits, two home runs and eight RBI.


Padres' Matt Kemp stays hot with homer, double on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Right fielder Matt Kemp belted the third of three home runs the Padres would hit on Friday, as they beat the Marlins 3-1. Kemp's solo blast, his 11th of the year, came in the fifth inning to close out the scoring for the Padres.

Kemp, who also doubled in the game, is batting .389 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBI over his past 10 games. The hot stretch has boosted his season average up from .244 to .256 after Friday's game.


Padres RF Matt Kemp gets two hits, home run in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Giants.

With the multi-hit game, Kemp extended his hitting streak to eight games. He's hitting .451 with 14 hits, four doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI over that stretch.


Padres' Matt Kemp hits two-run double in win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the sixth inning of Saturday's 5-4 win over the Rockies. It was Kemp's only hit of the game, but the veteran outfielder seems to be finding his groove at the plate, as he typically does after the All-Star break.

Kemp, who homered in Friday's game, owns a lifetime .293 batting average in the second half of the season (compared to a .286 mark in the first half) according to BaseballReference.com.

Kemp is batting .429 over his current seven-game hit streak. 


Padres RF Matt Kemp belts home run No. 9 on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Right fielder Matt Kemp got the scoring started for the Padres on Friday. Kemp blasted a solo home run, his ninth of the year, with two outs on the top of the first inning of Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, giving the Padres an early 1-0 lead.

Kemp, who also doubled in the game, has shown some life at the plate recently. He has homered three times in his last five games, and is batting .364 over his last nine ballgames.


Padres LF Matt Kemp continues to mash Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Serving as a designated hitter, Padres slugger Matt Kemp remained on a roll Saturday night with his second homer in three games and eighth of the season to help his team win at Texas.

Kemp went yard with a man on in the third and added a single in the ninth to give him seven hits in the last four games and sweeten his slash line on the season to .247/.287/.381. The slugging percentage has not been higher since May 10.


Padres RF Matt Kemp does his part in loss on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp had a nice night at the plate on Friday. Kemp went 2 for 5 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base, but the Padres fell to the Rangers 4-3. 

Kemp hit his 18th double of the season and then stole third, his eighth steal of the campaign. The 30-year-old veteran is batting .219 with a home run and four RBI in nine games (eight starts) this month. 


Padres RF Matt Kemp slams sixth homer since June 6


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Right fielder Matt Kemp had just one homer through June 5. That's not what the Padres signed up for when they signed him.

He now has six over the last month. That's more like it.

Kemp slammed one to center in the first inning Wednesday night in Pittsburgh in a 1-for-4 night. He is still saddled with an uncharacteristically poor slash line of .242/.281/.367.


Padres RF Matt Kemp collects two RBI in Tuesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp went 2 for 4 at the plate during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates. Kemp drove in all of the Pirates' runs when he doubled off Frank Garces in the third inning.

Prior to his two-hit game Tuesday, Kemp was hitting .184 with two home runs and seven RBI in his last 14 games.


Padres RF Matt Kemp out of lineup amid struggles


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp will not be in the lineup against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Kemp has struggled at the plate over his last four games, hitting .071 with just one hit and three strikeouts.


Padres OF Matt Kemp hits homer in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning of Sunday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. 

For Kemp, it was his sixth homer of the season. Kemp finished the day 2 for 4 from the plate. He now holds a .250/.286/.375 slash line for the year. 


Padres RF Matt Kemp collects two hits on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp continues to try and break from his season-long slump at the plate, and he may be starting to find his stroke. Kemp went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Kemp doubled to lead off the first and came around to score later in the inning. Then he drove in a run with a single in the sixth inning to make the score 6-2 at the time.

The veteran outfielder is now hitting .250 with three doubles and three home runs in his last 11 games. However, he has also struck out 14 times without drawing a walk over that span. 


Padres RF Matt Kemp blasts two-run home run in losing effort


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Batting leadoff for the second straight day, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp belted a two-run home run in Thursday's 13-8 loss to the Giants. Kemp had two hits on Thursday, as he went deep for the third time in his last nine games.

Kemp still has just five home runs on the season, and is batting a meager .205 over his last 10 contests.


Padres RF Matt Kemp gets rare start in leadoff spot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp has been moved into the leadoff spot for the Wednesday night game in San Francisco. It marks the first time he has held down that place in the order since 2010.

The Padres have been searching for a leadoff hitter most of the year. They have used four different players in that spot over the previous 12 games.

Kemp has struggled to get on base consistently or hit for power. He owns a slash line of .243/.281/.349 with only four home runs.


Padres RF Matt Kemp knocks two hits in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp went 2 for 5 and scored two runs in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Kemp is hitting .260 with two home runs and two RBI in his last five games.


Homers have Padres OF Matt Kemp ending speculation about hip


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp has stifled a bit of the speculation in regard to why he has struggled at the plate after a sizzling start to the season by slugging two home runs in the last three games.

The speculation that his difficulties were related to a physical issue, however, will not end until he fully emerges from his slump. A team source has claimed that Kemp has merely been out of sync mechanically at the plate.

Kemp was batting .350 on April 26, which could wreck the theory that the hip ailment that originally gave the team pause to sign Kemp caused his later difficulties, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Kemp hit no home runs from April 18 to June 16 as his average fell from .350 to .244 in about a month.


Padres OF Matt Kemp hits solo homer in win over A's


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit his fourth home run of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Athletics. 

Kemp, San Diego's designated hitter for the game, hit his homer to left center in the fourth inning. He finished the game 2 for 4 and also had a single. This is Kemp's fifth multi-hit game in his past 20 games. 

Kemp now has a slash line of .250/.290/.358 for the year. 


Padres OF Matt Kemp blasts homer in loss to Athletics


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit his third home run of the season in Tuesday afternoon's 6-5 loss to the Athletics. 

Kemp's solo shot in the top of the ninth inning tied the game up at 5-5. However, the Athletics would score via a walk-off single in the bottom-half of the inning for the win. It was Kemp's second home run in the month of June. 

Kemp finished the game 1 for 4. He now holds a slash line of .246/.288/.346. 


Padres RF Matt Kemp blasts home run, five RBI in win over Reds


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp almost beat the Reds by himself on Saturday.

The slugger went 3 for 4 with a home run, five RBI and a walk in his team's 9-7 win. The performance was his best outing of the season. 

"Driving in runs is what it's about," Kemp said, per The San Diego Union-Tribune. "Home runs come. I've never worried about hitting home runs. Usually you look up and you've hit some home runs. For me, I've never had a lot of success trying to hit home runs."

For the season, Kemp is hitting .256 with two home runs and 31 RBI in 223 at-bats.