The Los Angeles Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a sprained left ankle. It was the third time Kemp has been on the disabled list this season.
As reported by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com,
" Kemp sprained his left ankle on an awkward slide into home on Sunday
against the Nationals. The swelling and discomfort showed little
improvement over the past three days, leaving the club uncertain how
long Kemp will be sidelined."
"On Sunday, only hours after Kemp was activated after a DL stint because
of shoulder pain, Mattingly guessed that the ankle injury wasn't severe
enough to put Kemp back on the disabled list."
Kemp said he was unprepared for a plate at the plate when he jogged home on a ground ball hit by Carl Crawford.
So far this season, Kemp has missed 38 of the Dodgers' first 99 games. Kemp has 156 home runs and a .293 average in 955 career games. This season, he is batting .263 with 5 home runs and 27 runs batted in.