Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:44:57 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is taking his time to come back fully healthy, and there are no plans for him to be with the team for their second series of the regular season against the San Diego Padres. "We're not really sure how this will even work. We're really taking this only a day at a time and a week at a time. We'll see where we are at the end of this week, and by the time we go to Australia, we'll have a plan," trainer Stan Conte said. Kemp went 0-for-6 with four groundouts in a minor league game Wednesday, March 12, but also played six outs in center field. He'll remain behind when the team heads to Australia for a two-game series, and it's also likely that he'll remain there for extended spring camp.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:01:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is playing center field in a minor league intrasquad game Wednesday, March 12, for his first action in the field this year.
Fantasy Tip: Another positive step for Kemp here. If he can avoid any major setbacks, we could see Kemp return to the Dodgers in early May. Based on where he's going in drafts right now, he could be a major steal if he stays healthy and bounces back.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:52:24 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) didn't play in any games Tuesday, March 11, after playing the last two days. However, he worked out with the rest of the team and had no setbacks.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:13:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) played in another intrasquad game Monday, March 10, going 1-for-5 with a walk, sacrifice fly, two strikeouts and two RBIs. Kemp hasn't felt any pain in his left ankle.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:44:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) said his ankle felt fine after seven at-bats in a minor league game Sunday, March 9, but added that he needs to strengthen his legs.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:02:54 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is close to returning to game action, although no timetable has officially been established and he is still expected to begin the year on the disabled list. Kemp has resumed shagging fly balls and has started running and making turns, although not on the bases. He has also been taking batting practice and throwing for several weeks.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:58:06 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) ran straight-line sprints in the outfield Wednesday, March 5, at a little more than half-speed. He was also able to complete agility drills, cutting and pushing off with either leg and turning between cones. "Part of the plan is not to have a timetable, as far as throwing a date out there, so you guys (the media) can say 'April 1'. Then we get to April 1 and he's not quite ready so now he's off schedule. If something happens he had a 'setback'," manager Don Mattingly said.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 07:57:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) was cleared to run for the first time Saturday, March. 2. Kemp is unsure when he will be cleared to run the bases, and there is no timetable for when he will be able to play in a competitive game.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:13:26 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) did light jogging Saturday, March 1, but there is still no timetable for his return to game action.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 09:52:59 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) has been cleared to participate in more baseball activities after his MRI was examined by his surgeon. Kemp may be able to do some running in the near future, but there is no timetable for his return at this point.