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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

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

    May 24, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EST

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Matt Kemp activated from the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2014, 1:14 PM EST

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

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

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

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

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

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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.…

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

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

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    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…

  15. Matt Kemp plays defense in a minor league game

    Mar 12, 2014, 4:39 PM EST

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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.…

  16. Matt Kemp nearing Cactus League debut

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

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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.…

  17. Zack Greinke throws simulated game

    Mar 8, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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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…

  18. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EST

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    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…

  19. Matt Kemp cleared for more baseball activities

    Mar 1, 2014, 12:37 PM EST

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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…

  20. Matt Kemp still doesn’t have a timetable

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

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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…

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

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

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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),…

  22. Matt Kemp unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

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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…

  23. Matt Kemp is out of his walking boot

    Dec 25, 2013, 3:01 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:10 AM EST

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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…

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