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Matt Kemp rejoined the Dodgers on Monday at Chase Field and the outfielder was activated before the four-game series against the Diamondbacks. Kemp took early batting practice and ran the bases under the scrutiny of director of medical services Stan Conte before the game and proved healthy enough to play.
"We're going to see how BP goes and see how he's moving in the outfield then make a decision" manager Don Mattingly said before the Dodgers took batting practice.
Mattingly before the game and before Kemp took outfield practice said Kemp will be limited to pinch-hitting duty only and likely will have to be replaced by a pinch hitter if he reaches base.
Kemp last played for the Dodgers on July 21 and was sidelined by a sprained ankle. His minor league rehab went terribly at first as he was struggling to find his timing again at the plate. Kemp was 0-for-18 in five games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga before moving his rehab to Camelback Ranch in Arizona where he ...
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Matt Kemp was activated off the disabled list yesterday, and he ended up striking out with the game on the line in his first plate appearance.
This led to a bunch of enraged idiots blaming Kemp for everything, but for us back in the realm of things that actually matter to reasonable people, there was a noticeable change in his stance.
Did Kemp purposely change his batting stance...
Matt Kemp returned to the Dodgers lineup with a splash (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas- USA TODAY Sports)
The sky is no longer falling on the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least not on Tuesday night.
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were back in the lineup for the Dodgers and with their return, the Dodgers cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kemp wasted no time in showing...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated outfielder Matt Kemp from the disabled list for the third time this season.
Kemp isn't in the lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
The 2011 NL MVP runner-up first went on the disabled list on May 30 with a mild right hamstring strain. He was activated on June 25 but lasted only 12 days before...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing with multiple injuries to their three primary outfielders, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford. LA could get a reinforcement in the form of a player that's also recovering from injury. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Austin Laymance of MLB.com -- that Matt Kemp could return to the team today depending on how his...
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...
Matt Kemp will meet the Dodgers at Chase Field in Arizona on Monday prior to their four-game series with the Diamondbacks manager Don Mattingly announced. He will take part in early workouts and if all goes well he'll be activated off the DL.
"We'll see him tomorrow. He'll be at the ballpark tomorrow working out early with us running doing the bases and doing all...
The good news for the Dodgers is that center fielder Matt Kemp, out for almost two months with ankle and hamstring issues, was activated from the disabled list Monday afternoon.
The bad news: Kemp wasn't in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Given the state of their roster, the return of Kemp has to be viewed as a...
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder Matt Kemp just before Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had been on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle, and then strained his right hamstring during his rehab.
As reported by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp took early batting practice and ran before the game. Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp...
As the Los Angeles Dodgers coast to their first National League West title since 2009, they may be getting a key weapon back just in time for the playoffs. According to Los Angeles beat writers Dylan Hernandez (Los Angeles Times) and Bill Plunkett (Orange County Register), the Dodgers have activated two-time All-Star Matt Kemp from the Disabled List.
Matt Kemp has been activated...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will get back two big bats just in time for the stretch run and push for the National League's top seed in the final 12 games. MLB.com's Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick tweets that Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez are in Tuesday night's lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp start tonight.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick...
Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activites.
The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday.
He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB.
His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason.
Matt Kemp was activated from the DL on...
For the first time since July, the Dodgers took the field Monday night with Matt Kemp on the active roster. But their offense stayed stuck in its September swoon, and the Diamondbakcs needed just one swing off of Hyun-Jin Ryu to make them pay.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win...
Good news for the Dodgers.
Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig are all in Tuesday night's starting lineup as the Dodgers face the Diamondbacks in the second matchup of their four-game series.
Dodgers lineup at Arizona:Puig RFM Ellis 2BRamirez SSGonzalez 1BKemp CFUribe 3BVan Slyke LFA Ellis CGreinke P Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 17, 2013
Hanley Ramirez left Thursday’s game with tightness in his left hamstring. It’s the same injury that felled HanRam earlier this year.
Ramirez left the game after six innings for what the Dodgers called precautionary reasons with mild tightness in his left hamstring, the same injury that sidelined the shortstop for 28 games on the disabled list in May and June.
Mattingly said Ramirez...
There now feel better?
Those Dodgers suddenly all adrift and looking lost got it together in a big way Tuesday night in a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to snap their four-game losing streak.
Amazing what getting a couple of big bats back in the lineup can do for a team.
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were deemed healthy returned to the lineup and were instantly productive...