Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/20/14
In one of the final steps before the Los Angeles Dodgers will activate outfielder Matt Kemp, the All-Star ran the bases and truly tested his sprained ankle.  The running went well.  Kemp is at the Dodgers' spring training facility at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.  He has been focusing on at-bats and running. According to Austin Laymance of MLB.com, Kemp will be evaluated by the Dodgers' medical staff when the team opens a 10-game road trip starting in Arizona on Monday.  Manager Don Mattingly hinted that if all checked out, the team could activate him during the road trip. "Matt had a good day today," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before Saturday's game against the Giants. "He ran the bases. He had 13 at-bats, or something like that. He's feeling good. We've been down this road a number of times. As we get to the bases, we're starting to get close to playing." There had been indications that Kemp could return for the final week or so of the season.  That seems to line up well with his progress so far.  If the Dodgers were to activate Kemp by sometime next week, he could get about 10 games of action in or more.  That could be enough to help tune him up for the postseason. This season has been a rough one for Kemp.  However, he has still managed an OPS right about league average.  He figures to be able to produce better than that once he gets back into the swing of things and is truly 100 percent healthy. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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