Found August 28, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
Matt Kemp is expected to play in at least three games for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga as part of a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Kemp will play the first of those games Thursday, when he will be Rancho Cucamongas designated hitter in their home game against High Desert. Kemp has missed 70 games and has been on the disabled list three times this season. His current DL stint is the result of a sprained left ankle he sustained in a home plate collision in Washington on July 21. Kemp appeared to run without any problems Wednesday, a day after running the bases for the first time since his injury. This has been a tough season for Kemp, who has been limited to 62 games. He is hitting .262 with only five home runs and 27 runs batted in. Kemp might not return to the Dodgers as an everyday player, as the Dodgers have three high-caliber outfielders in Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford. Ethier has been playing center field in Kemps absence. -- Dylan Hernandez

Panini Printing Progressions: Like Plates, Only Evolved (Matt Kemp Edition).

I recently embarked on a fun and affordable new rainbow for my favorite player and main collecting interest, Matt Kemp. Panini put a spin on the printing plate with Progressions parallels - which are limited to just five copies per color - and come in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.I was able to secure the Cyan parallel for $3.99 shipped, and it's by far my favorite of the...

Kemp ready to move past 0-for-5 rehab start

Matt Kemp shrugged off the bad taste of going 0-for-5 in a Class-A game Thursday. I havent played in more than five weeks, Kemp said after striking out, grounding into two double plays and hitting just one ball out of the infield -- a ninth-inning fly to center field that ended his Rancho Cucamonga Quakes loss against the High Desert Mavericks. Kemp, returning to the field for...

Kemp runs bases, could start in minors Thursday

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...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp targeting a Thursday rehab game

Matt Kemp may finally be ready to play in live action games.  He tested his ankle by running the bases for the first time yesterday, and all went well.  Kemp will continue to test his ankle today, but he is hoping to make a rehab start on Thursday.  That could put him back by the end of the Dodgers' weekend series with the San Diego Padres or for the start of their series...

Dodgers' Kemp pases major hurdle by running bases

Matt Kemp ran the bases on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his left ankle a month ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger says he's getting closer to returning. Kemp says he felt better than he expected because he was skeptical how things would go. The next step will be running the bases again Wednesday. If things go well, manager Don Mattingly says Kemp could be...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp to DH in rehab game tonight

It's official.  Matt Kemp will begin his minor league rehab assignment tonight.  The Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder has made enough progress on his injured ankle to move on to the next step in his recovery.  He will be penciled in as Rancho Cucamonga's designated hitter tonight. Austin Laymance of says Mattingly was noncommittal, but Kemp would be playing...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp goes 0 for 5 in first rehab game

Matt Kemp looked a little rusty while DH'ing for Rancho Cucamonga last night in his first minor league rehab game since injuring his ankle.  The Los Angeles Dodgers superstar is likely going to return to the Dodgers' active roster next week, but the team is trying to get him as much action as possible before Rancho Cucmonga's season ends on Monday. Austin Laymance...

Matt Kemp Goes 0-For-5 In First Rehab Game

  Matt Kemp is having one heck of a hard time returning to full health. Kemp began a rehab assignment in Single A on Thursday and went 0 for 5 on the night. Kemp had a strike out and two double plays. Kemp is recovering from injuries on his shoulder and ankles–injuries which have seen him miss the bulk of games this season. Kemp did shrug off  the less than stellar start, and...

Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but Matt’s still not...

What Should the Dodgers Do When Matt Kemp Returns?


Four-Baggin' It, Tribute Style.

Topps Tribute is too rich for my blood but cheap singles abound on eBay. I was able to secure a dual relic of Matt Kemp recently for less than half a blaster, and it's a gold parallel /15 to boot.Numbered 12/15, it's the newest addition to my Bison PC and is a most aesthetically-pleasing card. The right swatch has a thread completely out and loose, which is pretty cool. Also...

Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings

Welcome to the latest installment of “The Fab Five,” our weekly look at some of the best teams in baseball and how the playoff picture is developing. With just over a month left in the regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up in the NL Central and AL East, leaving those 

Where Is The Playoff Push In The NL?

With a little over a month to play, there are no questions as to who will be in the playoffs in the National League. The five teams are more or less set, with three teams battling for a division and the two wild card spots. The Dodgers have a 9.5 game lead. The Braves have a 13 game lead over the Nationals. And then there is the NL Central, where the Pirates, Cardinals and Reds are...
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