Posted September 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing the postseason without Matt Kemp. They found out after ending the regular season with a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Sunday that their center fielder is done because of swelling in a bone in his sprained left ankle. The news came as a surprise because a few days ago Kemp had said he felt good, and manager Don Mattingly was optimistic the slugger would be available for the Dodgers' first postseason appearance in four years. Now the Dodgers will open the NL division series in Atlanta on Thursday without Kemp and possibly Andre Ethier, whose status won't be known until the team works out on Tuesday. He has been sidelined with shin splints. ''If you don't have Andre and don't have Matt, you're not as good as you could be,'' Mattingly said. ''But we're still good enough to win.'' The Dodgers won the NL West mostly without Kemp, who has been plagued by injuries this season. ''Without saying it in a bad way, we played all year long without Matt. We ...
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