LOS ANGELES Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, whose season has been limited to 37 at-bats in the past three months, had a productive workout running the bases Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment in the minors by Thursday.
Kemp hasn't played since he sprained his left ankle sliding into home plate July 21 at Washington. He's been on the disabled list three times this season.
"I thought it went good today," Kemp said. "I was a little skeptical, but it turned out to be really, really good. It felt good. It was pretty fun to get out there and run. It's been a while."
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If Kemp feels good Wednesday, the plan is for him to run the bases again before heading out for a minor league rehab, most likely at Rancho Cucamonga. The Quakes' season ends Monday.
Kemp said he was unsure how many at-bats he'll need before he's ready to rejoin the team, but he indicated it wouldn't be many.
"I'll know ...