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27 Matt Kemp CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 9/23/1984 | Birthplace: Midwest City, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $20,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/86 | Average Draft Position: 94.20
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Matt Kemp odd man out Friday against Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Someone must sit among the four top Dodgers outfielders every game - unless they're playing in an American League city - and it's Matt Kemp on Friday night. He is not in the lineup against Arizona.

Kemp is 0 for 7 since a breakout game Sunday in which he bashed two home runs against the Giants, thereby dipping his batting average to .167.


Matt Kemp looks like old self, swats two homers in win over Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp looked like his old self on Sunday, launching a pair of homers in a 6-2 win over the Giants.

Kemp took starter Matt Cain deep for solo home runs in the second and fourth innings, respectively. He finished the game 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI. He has a .273/.333/.909 slash line with two homers and four RBI in his first 11 at-bats since coming back from the disabled list.

Matt Kemp knocks in a run in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was one of the few bright spots on Friday, as he knocked in a run in his season debut, an 8-4 home loss to the Giants.

Kemp, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, flied out in his first at-bat in the first, but issued a walk in the third before doubling in a run in the fifth, his first hit of the season. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

Punished Yasiel Puig out, Matt Kemp in lineup for Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Yasiel Puig wasted no time in the regular season raising the ire of Don Mattingly. He showed up late to the park Friday for the game against the Giants and was replaced in the starting lineup by Matt Kemp.

Puig has been plagued by maturity issues both on and off the field for the Dodgers that have angered Mattingly. Kemp was activated Friday off the disabled list, but was not slated to start until at least Saturday. 


Matt Kemp off disabled list, but won't start Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Don Mattingly saw no point to sending Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp out on a minor league rehab assignment, per the Los Angeles Times. Kemp came off the disabled list Friday after undergoing ankle surgery. He will be available to pinch-hit against the Giants and could start Saturday against ace Madison Bumgarner.

"To be honest, I don't now what [a minor league rehab] does for him at this point," Mattingly said. "He's had all kinds of at-bats. He's probably had as many at-bats as any of our guys. At some point, you just have to start. You can't wait until he's hot in the minor leagues to say he's ready."

The manager also plans on playing Kemp every day upon his return to health despite a crowded and talented outfield that also includes Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.


Matt Kemp expects to play Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp should come off the disabled list in time to start Friday's game against the Giants, after overcoming surgery on his left ankle. He told MLB.com he is ready to play, and expects to be in the starting lineup Friday.

"I'm as ready as I can be, and [I'm] excited to get out and compete again," Kemp said. "I've done all the practicing I can do, I've done the rehab. I've busted my butt and now I hope all the work has paid off."

Kemp was limited to 73 games a year ago due to an assortment of injuries, and finished hitting just .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats. The Dodgers outfield depth should allow him to be eased back into action at first. 


Matt Kemp still might return to lineup Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday it's still a possibility for outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle) to come off the disabled list to play Friday against the Giants, per MLB.com.

Matt Kemp 'close' to returning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti had a promising update Sunday on the status of outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle), who is on the 15-day disabled list.

"It's becoming more and more a baseball decision than a medical decision. Medical has all but signed off on it," Colletti told MLB Network Radio. "He's close."


Matt Kemp expects to play in home opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told reporters Friday that he will be ready to play in the team's home opener on April 4, the Orange County Register reports.

It's the first day Kemp is eligible to be activated off the disabled list. He's been working his way back from an ankle injury.


Matt Kemp might come off DL April 4


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle) could possibly be activated off the 15-day disabled list for the team's home opener (April 4) against the Giants.

Matt Kemp placed on 15-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) The Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Friday retroactive to March 19.

Kemp has seen action in recent days in minor-league competition. He's continuing his recovery from an ankle injury.


Trio of injured Dodgers stars play through injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Dodgers' minor league spring games Thursday featured plenty of familiar faces, as a slew of injured major-leaguers took the field while working their ways back.

With the big-league squad in Australia for the season-opening series, Carl Crawford (shoulder), Matt Kemp (ankle, shoulder) and Josh Beckett (thumb) were all active in Thursday's Triple-A game. Crawford went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI, while Kemp played the entire game as he continues to rehab, going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts.

Beckett started the game and pitched four innings, allowing just one run as he recovered from a bruised right thumb. He struck out four batters and was able to throw curveballs according to MLB.com, a good sign given the nature of his injury.

All three players seem to be on track to join the team when they return from the series in Australia, though Kemp might be a little behind the other twoce. 


Matt Kemp playing in minor league game Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is set to play Saturday in a minor league game as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

Kemp will not participate when his team plays two games next week against Arizona in Australia to start the regular season, but he could be back by early April. His playing time in the Dodgers' loaded outfield has yet to be determined.


Matt Kemp puts up another goose egg on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is struggling to square up pitches in his return from an ankle injury. He went 0 for 6 for the second straight day in intrasquad action on Thursday.

Kemp will continue to work on his timing and swing through the first two regular season games next week in Australia. He will likely stay back.


Matt Kemp sees time in center field in intrasquad game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp saw his first action in center field this spring in Wednesday's intrasquad game, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"I feel a little weird still being out there, but I’m having a lot of fun," Kemp said. "I’m excited to be back on the field, just playing. That’s the process. We’re taking our time."

Kemp is recovering from an ankle injury and was able to log two innings in the intrasquad game Wednesday. His offensive game is ahead of his defense at this stage of spring.

"I actually feel really good at the plate," he said. "I’m not really looking for results. I just go for feeling and I feel pretty good. Sometimes, I’m a little quick. Hitting-wise I’m where I need to be. Now it’s just playing defense, running bases and getting the feel for being out on defense and the bases again."

Kemp is unlikely to make the trip to Australia so he can remain behind and play in minor-league games as he continues to recover.


Matt Kemp plays in second straight intrasquad game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle) played in a second straight intrasquad game Monday, going 1 for 5 with a walk, sac fly, two strikeouts and two RBI, per MLB.com.

Matt Kemp says his ankle feels fine


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said his ankle feels fine after taking some at-bats during a simulated game Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Kemp took seven at-bats during the game, and said he still needs to strengthen his legs. He did not experience any issues with his ankle after the game. Kemp is getting closer to playing in games, but the team hasn't announced a timetable for his injury.


Matt Kemp to hit, run Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is set to hit and run to first in a simulated game Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Kemp has shown improvement recently, and is getting closer to game action. Kemp has been limited by an ankle injury during spring. He hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last year.


Matt Kemp able to take some big steps Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp took a big step toward playing in games Saturday, according to the Orange County Register

Kemp was able to do straight-line sprints, simulate baserunning, field fly balls and bat against Zack Greinke during a simulated game. After the workout, manager Don Mattingly said Kemp was getting pretty close to playing in games. 

Kemp has been recovering from an ankle injury. He hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last year.


Matt Kemp nearing a return?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is nearing a return to game action, manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com on Saturday.

Kemp is still working his way back from an ankle injury, which has kept him limited to agility drills this spring. He .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last season.

Matt Kemp doing more running drills Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will do some running drills Thursday.

It's the second straight day Kemp will participate in running drills. Despite his progress, the team is still being cautious with Kemp. It's unclear when he'll be ready to start playing in games. 

Kemp hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last season.


Matt Kemp sprints, does agility drills Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp did some straight-line sprints and participated in agility drills Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.

Manager Don Mattingly said he's taking Kemp's recovery from an ankle injury one day at a time, and the team isn't putting a timetable on his return. He remains questionable to be ready for the beginning of the season.


Positive MRI results good news for Matt Kemp


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) The Dodgers have announced that outfielder Matt Kemp has received positive news from an MRI on his ankle and has been given the green light to partake in more baseball drills.

Only the early start to the regular season in three weeks against Arizona in Australia could prevent Kemp from starting it on time. Barring a setback, he is expected to be ready when the team opens its American schedule on March 30.


Matt Kemp says he feels great


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says he feels great, according to ESPN.

Kemp said he's just wwiting on the doctors to give him the green light so he can begin playing. He had a MRI on his ankle Thursday, and the team is awaiting the results. Kemp hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last year.


Dodgers should have update on Matt Kemp this weekend


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) The Dodgers are expected to have Matt Kemp's MRI results by this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times

Kemp underwent a monthly MRI Thursday to determine the status of his surgically repaired ankle. The team has been quiet about whether Kemp will be ready for opening day, but the results of the MRI should be able to clear that up. 

Kemp hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last year.