Posted July 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Matt Kemp has plenty of souvenirs from his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup: three hits and one injured ankle. Kemp homered and doubled in the same inning Sunday in his first two at-bats off the disabled list. He went 3 for 4 in the Dodgers' 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals. But he hurt his left ankle sliding into home plate on a force play in the ninth inning and limped off the field. Manager Don Mattingly said the injury appears to be a sprain, and he doesn't think the injury will put Kemp back on the DL. ''No I don't,'' Mattingly said with a laugh. ''That's what I said last time, too.'' Kemp was still limping in the clubhouse. He had the ankle treated with ice, but he said no X-rays were planned. ''It's not bad. I hope it's not bad,'' Kemp said. ''The biggest thing will be tomorrow when I wake up and see how it feels.'' Kemp, who had been hindered by inflammation in his left shoulder after offseason surgery, was activated from the 15-day DL before the game. He ...
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