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  1. Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers’ lineup after benching

    Apr 5, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    One day after being benched for arriving late, Yasiel Puig is on time and in the lineup today.

  2. Matt Kemp activated from the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Kemp, Ethier, Crawford and Puig are all healthy at the same time? That’s unpossible!

  3. Matt Kemp expected to be activated from disabled list tomorrow

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp is ready to return from offseason ankle surgery and join the Dodgers’ lineup.

  4. Matt Kemp could return from the disabled list as early as April 4

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Scott Miller reports that Matt Kemp says he is 100 percent and ready to be activated from the disabled list as soon as possible. As he was retroactively DL’ed, April 4 is the first day he is eligible to return and appears to be the target. Kemp has been recovering from ankle surgery in October.…

  5. Dodgers will carry Alexander Guerrero on their Opening Day roster

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day

    We’re mere hours away from the official start of the regular season, when the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will square off in Australia. The Dodgers have made some last-minute roster decisions which includes 27-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero making the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp, Josh Beckett, and Chad Billingsley on the…

  6. Matt Kemp plays defense in a minor league game

    Mar 12, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp took his first turn in the field this spring when he played an inning in center field in a minor league game today. The verdict? #Dodgers‘ Matt Kemp played an inning in center at the end of his minor-league game and got a couple chances. Said it felt “a little weird.” — J.P.…

  7. Matt Kemp nearing Cactus League debut

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp has begun running at full speed and participating in daily outfield drills in Dodgers camp, and he could soon be cleared to become a regular in the club’s Cactus League starting lineups. “We’re seeing him take fly balls, getting jumps,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick on Saturday. “He’s swinging the bat good.…

  8. Zack Greinke throws simulated game

    Mar 8, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke has already been ruled out as an option to pitch against the Diamondbacks in Australia after straining his right calf last week, but he took an important step in the right direction today. According to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group, Greinke threw 35 pitches in a simulated game against a…

  9. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…

  10. Matt Kemp cleared for more baseball activities

    Mar 1, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp will almost certainly miss the start of the regular season as he works his way back from left ankle surgery, but he’s making some tangible progress. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after an MRI yesterday came back favorable. It’s possible that he’ll start…

  11. Matt Kemp still doesn’t have a timetable

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    There’s a reason the Dodgers didn’t trade one of their four outfielders this winter. They don’t know when they’ll actually have four healthy outfielders. To wit: yesterday Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn’t have a timetable for Matt Kemp in his return from ankle surgery. “I wish I could give you a timetable…

  12. Matt Kemp: “I’m not a fourth outfielder”

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has played in 179 of a possible 324 regular season games over the past two years due to [background changes from night to day, summer to winter while I recount] a strained left hamstring, a right knee contusion, a frayed labrum in his left shoulder (which required surgery in October 2012),…

  13. Matt Kemp unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Death, taxes, Matt Kemp suffering from ailments: Stewart said he doesn’t think Kemp will be ready for 3/22 opener in Australia. “If the season opened April 1, I think Matt would be ready.” — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 21, 2014   On the one hand, sure, an early start for the Dodgers due to the…

  14. Matt Kemp is out of his walking boot

    Dec 25, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said earlier this month that Matt Kemp is unlikely to be 100 percent healthy at the start of spring training, but the rehabbing outfielder should be cleared to participate in the club’s season-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia. That two-game set, scheduled for late March, will take place at…

  15. Recapping the Winter Meetings and looking ahead to the rest of the offseason

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:10 AM EDT

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    A week in the sun and warmth is over. A week of the hottest hot stove action in recent memory preceded it. It’s pretty easy to say that a great bulk of the work teams needed to do before Opening Day 2014 has been accomplished since we tossed the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers. But…

  16. Report: “Nothing to” reports of a possible Matt Kemp/Red Sox trade

    Dec 9, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

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    There was renewed chatter over the weekend about the Red Sox possibly making a play for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears from major league sources that there’s “nothing to” the reports. In fact two sources said the two sides have “barely touched base.” Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, told Dylan Hernandez…

  17. Agent thinks Matt Kemp will be traded by the Dodgers

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

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    This should super-charge the Matt Kemp trade speculation: Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he’d “be surprised” if the outfielder isn’t traded by the Dodgers. “I haven’t heard a player’s name floated around like that and something not happen,” Stewart noted, adding that “Matt wants to be a…

  18. Mariners could part with Nick Franklin and other young talent to bolster roster

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    If you thought the Mariners were going to call it an off-season after signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million contract, think again. They’re only just getting started. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that the Mariners could use some of their young talent, such as middle infielder Nick Franklin, to bolster…

  19. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  20. Matt Kemp remains “in play” for the Red Sox

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    It was reported two weeks ago that the Red Sox had checked in on the availability of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that he remains “in play” as a potential trade target for Boston. A potential match makes sense on paper, as the Dodgers have a surplus of…

  21. Mike Baxter, Dodgers avoid arbitration

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Black Friday door-buster deals! An outfielder for a mere $700k! OF Mike Baxter has agreed to 1-year contract with #Dodgers to avoid arbitration. — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) November 29, 2013   Baxter was claimed by the Dodgers off waivers from the Mets in October. He was arbitration eligible for the first time as a super two.…

  22. The Red Sox checked in with the Dodgers about Matt Kemp

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    While the Dodgers aren’t overtly shopping Matt Kemp, teams are aware of their outfield situation in which they have four capable players for three positions. As a result, the Dodgers have been taking some phone calls from teams interest in Kemp. The Red Sox are the latest to inquire, according to Nick Cafardo of the…

  23. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  24. The Dodgers are drawing interest in all of their outfielders

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    A great hot stove season meme is “[Team] drawing lots of interest in [good, probably unavailable player], more likely to trade [not as good player].” Here’s a classic of the genre, from the L.A. Times:  Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier andCarl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers’…

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