Found August 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The final hurdle in Matt Kemp's recovery is still proving his can run on his sprained ankle.  He took a big step toward that goal yesterday as he shagged fly balls in the outfield before yesterday's game.  Kemp has been taking batting practice, and he did so again yesterday.  He is clearly progressing, and should be nearing a return from the DL. According to Ken Gurnick and Austin Laymance of MLB.com, yesterday marked the first time Kemp had tracked fly balls and the first time he had taken grounders since injuring his ankle and landing on the DL.  Those watching said he moved well in the outfield.  His next step will likely be full speed runs and eventually running the bases. Kemp injured his ankle on a slide into home on June 21st against the Washington Nationals.  He has had an injury-plagued past two seasons which has been especially disappointing considering the success he had in 2011.  Most expected a follow up to that in 2012 that would end with him winning the NL MVP. Instead, Kemp has played only 62 games this season after playing in only 102 last season.  He had a solid year in 2012 despite not playing as much as he would have liked.  This year, he has struggled at the plate.  He is hitting .263/.319/.382. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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