Found September 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Matt Kemp
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers' center fielder Matt Kemp played in his second rehab game with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night and went 0 for 3.  This was the biggest test he's had on his injured ankle since he went on the disabled list five weeks ago. As reported by Ken Gurnick and Austin Laymance of MLB.com,  Kemp injured his ankle on July 21 and was 0 for 5 with a strikeout in his first rehab game.  Although he didn't get a hit in his second rehab game either, Kemp made a nice running catch and started a relay to get an out at home plate. Kemp is likely to play in a third rehab game today and could possibly be activated on Sunday when rosters are expanded. Manager Don Mattingly is pleased after Kemp's second rehab game. "It sounds like he felt good, physically, that's probably the most important thing," Mattingly said after Thursday's game. "He's getting his timing back a little bit. He looked OK." When healthy, Kemp is a vital part of the Dodgers offense and an exceptional defensive center fielder. With the playoff run approaching, it's vital for the team to have his presence back in the lineup. In 2011, Kemp lead the league in home runs with 39 and in rbi's with 126.  But the last two seasons he's been battling injury problems, appearing in just 168 games over that time.  Kemp is batting .263 with only 5 home runs and 27 rbi's in 62 games this season.
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