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Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp took batting practice before yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and reported afterwards that things went well and he was progressing towards a return to the Dodgers line-up sooner rather than later.
“[It's] a start, it’s better than where I was,” Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times quotes Kemp. “Felt good to get back out there and hit a little bit. Felt like a real baseball player.
Kemp came off the DL for one game after nursing his sore shoulder back to health and injured his ankle on July 21. Earlier reports has speculated Kemp would not be back until September., but after his batting practice Kemp said “it might be a week, two weeks, but it’s not going to be September.”
Kemp did conceded however that running is the problem. ”I’m not really ready to run yet,” Kemp said. “My body is the one that’s going to tell me when I’m ready.”
He’s appeared in 62 games this season and was batting .263 with five home runs and 27 runs batted in. The Dodgers lead the National League West by five games over the Arizona Diamondbacks and start a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
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Joshua Jones, the young man stricken with cancer who was befriended by Matt Kemp after a video of the two interacting went viral, passed away on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES Matt Kemp didn't have a chance to say goodbye to Joshua Jones, the terminally ill Dodgers fan he met in May while the team was in San Francisco. But it was clear Friday that the 19-year-old left an impression.
"I'm just glad I got a chance to meet him and do what I did for him and make his dreams come true," Kemp said of Jones, who died Tuesday night...
After yesterday’s seven-inning, no-run (earned, at least) gem against the Cardinals dropped Hyun Jin Ryu‘s ERA below 3.00, it got me thinking about Don Mattingly‘s recent comments that he was underrated in the Rookie Of The Year chase.
As far as Ryu’s rookie-of-the-year candidacy, it has the backing of Manager Don Mattingly.
“I think he should be considered,” Mattingly...
Brian Wilson, currently on a rehab assignment after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 30, something he characterized as feeling f’ing exciting” afterward, pitched a perfect inning in a rare start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Dodgers’ Class A — Advanced club. Calling the outing “plenty fine,” Wilson needed only eight pitches […]The post Brian Wilson...
Right-hander Brian Wilson had another smooth outing Friday night, retiring all three batters he faced in relief for the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate at Albuquerque.
Wilson needed just seven pitches after throwing eight pitches Wednesday night for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He got two ground outs and one fly-ball out.
The Dodgers want to see how the right-hander, who is coming...
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed his third straight start with a shoulder injury but the team remained confident he wouldn't need to go on the 15-day disabled list.
Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez was moving around better Wednesday and might attempt to hit a ball off a tee. He said Ramirez ''obviously'' would not require a DL stay and hedged at his...
Ted Lilly was designated for assignment.
The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list.
He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list.
Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR.
Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the DL. Scott Van Slyke continues his Blake...
Clayton Kershaw shows some cat like reflexes to nab Allen Craig's line drive comebacker and then throw to first to complete the very quick double play.
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Yasiel Puig continues to make headlines.
Rudy Project, Italian designers and engineers of sunglasses and helmets, has partnered with Puig to wear its technologically advanced eyewear for the rest of the 2013 season.
Puig is Rudy Project's first premier MLB athlete endorser as the brand enters into the baseball market.
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A.J. Ellis hit a three-run home run and rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven stellar innings to help the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Thursday night.
The Dodgers have won 17 of their last 18 games on the road, with the only loss coming Tuesday to St. Louis in the second game of the four-game set. Los Angeles returns home for a six-game home stand against...
ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Ellis hit a three-run home run and rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven stellar innings to help the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Thursday night.
The Dodgers have won 17 of their last 18 games on the road, with the only loss coming Tuesday to St. Louis in the second game of the four-game set. Los Angeles returns home for a six-game home...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball.Their recent winning surge has propelled them to the top of the National League West and has many people around Hollywood catching baseball fever. Not only have the Dodgers sparked an excitement locally, they may have even inspired one fan to kill out a portion of his lawn, in the likeness of the team's logo, of course...
Greetings from Dodger Stadium where tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers return from an 8 game road trip to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Dodgers return home 14 games over .500 with a 5 1/2 game lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chris Capuano goes against David Price tonight in a battle of lefty veteran pitchers.
The game is well sold tonight so please exercise patience in getting into...