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  1. All quiet on the Matt Kemp-Red Sox front

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

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    It’s a big trade a lot of people want to see. Except, you know, the teams involved.

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EST

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

  3. Carl Crawford “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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    Carl Crawford was eligible to come off the disabled list last week, but he’s not close to returning from an ankle injury and Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Dodgers outfielder “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery.

  4. Scott Van Slyke is thriving next to the Dodgers’ big-name, high-priced outfielders

    Jun 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Scott Van Slyke Dodgers

    There’s been lots of talk about the Dodgers having four big-name outfielders for three starting spots, but while everyone debates how manager Don Mattingly should divvy up the playing time among Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier a different outfielder has been the most productive in the bunch.

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  6. Don Mattingly really, really doesn’t want to play Matt Kemp in center field

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

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    Here’s how much Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is committed to keeping Matt Kemp from playing center field: Not only is Mattingly regularly playing Andre Ethier there despite his clearly being stretched range-wise, yesterday Scott Van Slyke got the nod in center field while Kemp remained in left field.

  7. Matt Kemp gets first start in left field since 2006

    May 28, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

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    Carl Crawford suffered an ugly left ankle sprain Tuesday while chasing after a ball, so the Dodgers are rolling with Matt Kemp in left field in their series finale Wednesday night against the visiting Reds. Kemp, who had been on the bench for five straight games, last played left field as a rookie in 2006.

  8. Carl Crawford is injured, so Matt Kemp will get off the Dodgers’ bench

    May 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

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    Carl Crawford left last night’s game with a sprained ankle and is likely headed to the disabled list, which means the Dodgers are down to three healthy big-name outfielders and Matt Kemp–who sat out five straight games as a healthy scratch–is no longer relegated to bench duties.

  9. Hanley Ramirez returns to Dodgers’ lineup after missing four straight games with sore calf

    May 27, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

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    Hanley Ramirez is back in the Dodgers’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing four games with a lower left leg injury.

  10. Matt Kemp, benched by Dodgers: “I just want to play, man”

    May 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    Benched yesterday for a fourth straight game, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times: “I just want to play, man.”

  11. The Red Sox are exploring the outfielder trade market

    May 27, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    Victorino, Gomes, Bradley and Sizemore ain’t exactly cutting it.

  12. Are Matt Kemp’s days as a regular center fielder numbered?

    May 24, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp has shown diminished range in center field after ankle surgery.

  13. Are the Dodgers going to trade an outfielder?

    May 15, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Last season it wasn’t an issue because at least one player was always hurt, but this season the Dodgers have four very good outfielders for three starting spots with Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier.

  14. Matt Kemp responds to alleged Donald Sterling audio that included his name: “Racism is kind of old”

    Apr 27, 2014, 3:40 PM EST

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    Matt Kemp responds succinctly to racist comments alleged to have been made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

  15. Matt Kemp gets dragged into Donald Sterling controversy

    Apr 27, 2014, 12:29 PM EST

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    Deadspin has obtained an extended 15-minute audio recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling spouting racist opinions about minorities during an April 9 conversation with then-mistress V. Stiviano. Deadspin’s version contains something that the original nine-minute tape from TMZ did not — a mention of a Major League Baseball player.

  16. The Dodgers have four outfielders. A fifth is raking at Triple-A

    Apr 16, 2014, 1:33 PM EST

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    The Dodgers have an embarrassment of outfield riches.

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EST

    Kemp Ramirez

    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  18. Matt Kemp shows vital signs, homers twice as Dodgers beat the Giants

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

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    Reports of Matt Kemp’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated.

  19. Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers’ lineup after benching

    Apr 5, 2014, 1:52 PM EST

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

  20. Matt Kemp activated from the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2014, 1:14 PM EST

    Matt Kemp AP

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

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

    Matt Kemp AP

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

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

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    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.…

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

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    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…

  24. Matt Kemp plays defense in a minor league game

    Mar 12, 2014, 4:39 PM EST

    Matt Kemp AP

    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.…

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