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  1. Matt Kemp on track to be activated tomorrow

    Jul 20, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp played in a simulated game against injured starter Ted Lilly today, hitting two home runs. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times says Kemp, recovering from irritation of the AC joint in his left shoulder, is on track to be activated tomorrow. After returning from the disabled list on June 25, Kemp…

  2. Matt Kemp headed back to disabled list due to ailing left shoulder

    Jul 8, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Well, we won’t have to worry about that logjam in the Dodgers’ outfield anytime soon. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Matt Kemp is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The 28-year-old outfielder was given a cortisone shot after he aggravated his surgically-repaired left shoulder during Friday’s game, but he still felt…

  3. It’s official: Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco from Marlins

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Minnesota Twins - Game Two

    Per MLB’s Twitter: the Ricky Nolasco deal is official. The Marlins have traded their right-handed starter to the Dodgers for prospects Steve Ames, Josh Wall, and and Angel Sanchez. None of the three made Baseball America’s top-ten list for the Dodgers organization entering the season. The Dodgers are assuming the rest of Nolasco’s remaining salary,…

  4. Matt Kemp leaves game with pain in surgically-repaired shoulder

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    While Juan Uribe was the story for the Dodgers last night, they got a major scare in the second inning when Matt Kemp felt a sharp pain in his surgically-repaired left shoulder during an at-bat. He stayed in the game initially, drawing a walk and playing the next half-inning in the field, but was lifted…

  5. Carl Crawford is ready to rejoin the Dodgers

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Carl Crawford AP

    Carl Crawford going on the disabled list with a strained hamstring on June 2 led to the Dodgers calling up Yasiel Puig, but now Crawford is ready to return and Puig is hurt. Crawford went 5-for-13 with one stolen base on a four-game rehab assignment at Single-A and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he’s…

  6. Carl Crawford to begin rehab assignment Sunday

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    Carl Crawford is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Crawford has been sidelined since June 1 with a strained left hamstring. The 31-year-old is slated to play two games as designated hitter and two in the outfield, so there’s a chance…

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

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Suzuki runs and watches the ball after he hit a walk-off home run to beat the Texas Rangers in their MLB American League game in New York

    Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Walkoff homer for Ichiro? Well shut my mouth. Wait, what? Well jeez, Brian, it’s just an expression. You don’t have to agree so emphatically and profanely. Angels 14, Tigers 8: Well that fifth inning got out of a hand in a hurry. Rick Porcello was beaten around for seven runs on…

  8. Matt Kemp activated from disabled list and back in Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp had just two hits and struck out six times during his three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Albuquerque. But that apparently doesn’t bother the Los Angeles decision-makers. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp has been activated from the disabled list and is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Tuesday night…

  9. Matt Kemp will start rehab assignment tomorrow

    Jun 21, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    Per the Dodger Twitter account, outfielder Matt Kemp will begin his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes tomorrow. Kemp has been sidelined since May 30 with a strained right hamstring. He had struggled through his first two months, posting a .640 OPS in 210 plate appearances before winding up on the shelf, so perhaps…

  10. Dodgers making progress on extension with Clayton Kershaw

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are making progress with starter Clayton Kershaw on a seven-year contract extension worth in excess of $180 million. The 25-year-old left-hander enters his third and final year of arbitration going into 2014 after which he would be eligible for free agency. That the Dodgers would eventually sign Kershaw to…

  11. Andre Ethier is remarkably Zen about his future

    Jun 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has faced a lot of hardship this season. He hasn’t hit well, currently sitting on a .236 average with five home runs and a .681 OPS. Manager Don Mattingly was very critical of him in the media. Some upstart Cuban rookie, Yasiel Puig, is making him look small-time. And he is…

  12. MLB hands down the suspensions for Tuesday night’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee

    Jun 14, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Trammell Mattingly

    The discipline has been handed down for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee on Tuesday night. Twelve different people were disciplined with eight being handed suspensions. The breakdown: Ian Kennedy gets a ten-game suspension; Eric Hinske gets a five-game suspension; J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker each get two-game suspensions; Ronald Belisario gets a one-game suspension; Dodgers coach Mark…

  13. Matt Kemp suffers setback, Hanley Ramirez to get MRI

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    In a season that has had Dodger fans groaning and saying “what else can go wrong?”, something else has gone wrong. Outfielder Matt Kemp, working his way back from a hamstring injury, suffered a setback while running today. Manager Don Mattingly called it “a little bit of a snag”, per SB Nation’s Eric Stephen on…

  14. Yasiel Puig is on his way to Los Angeles

    Jun 2, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, currently hitting .313 with a .982 OPS with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, has been promoted to the big leagues, tweets Scott Miller of CBS Sports. He was not in Chattanooga’s lineup yesterday or today, fueling speculation about the promotion. Center fielder Matt Kemp went on the disabled list with a strained…

  15. Carl Crawford leaves game with apparent hamstring injury

    Jun 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford AP

    Matt Kemp was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a hamstring injury, but fellow outfielder Carl Crawford could soon be joining him. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Crawford left today’s game against the Rockies after legging out a double in the third inning. Nothing official yet from the…

  16. Dodgers place Matt Kemp on disabled list with right hamstring strain

    May 30, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp‘s nightmare season continues. After he left last night’s game with what was described as a mild right hamstring strain, Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers have recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque. It’s not clear how long Kemp will be sidelined, but…

  17. Matt Kemp left last night’s game with a hamstring injury

    May 30, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    Bad news for the Dodgers: Matt Kemp left during the seventh inning of last night’s Angels-Dodgers game with a mild hamstring strain. It was the right hamstring — last year he missed two months with a strain of the left — and after the game he said it didn’t feel as bad as last year’s injury. A…

  18. Dodgers not rushing Hanley Ramirez back from hamstring injury

    May 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    While the Dodgers lost 7-0 to the Cardinals last night and currently sit at 19-27 on the season, they aren’t about to rush Hanley Ramirez back from his left hamstring injury. Austin Laymance of MLB.com reports that Ramirez ran curves, took batting practice and fielded ground balls before last night’s game. He estimated that he’s…

  19. Matt Kemp, Chris Singleton pledge help to Oklahoma tornado victims

    May 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Massive Tornado Causes Large Swath Of Destruction In Suburban Moore, Oklahoma

    Matt Kemp is an Oklahoma native, so the tragedy in Oklahoma City yesterday certainly hit home for him. He’s doing something about it: I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma — Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013 So too is…

  20. Watch Hyun-Jin Ryu and Gio Gonzalez play catch with fans

    May 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Dodgers suck, but they’ve been aces on fan relations lately. First that Matt Kemp video last week, now Hyun-Jin Ryu warms up with a young fan: Man, the kid has a pretty good arm. Wonder if he could take Beckett’s slot in the rotation … UPDATE: Gio Gonzalez did it too: This trend will…

  21. Matt Kemp is the best: gives a disabled fan an autographed ball … and his cap and jersey

    May 7, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kemp looks on as he takes the practice field during MLB Cactus League spring training workouts at the team's facility in Glendale

    Vin Scully is my Homeboy found an amazing video from the Dodgers-Giants series last weekend. The description from YouTube says the fan in it is disabled and is “fighting a tough battle.”  Matt Kemp came over to sign an autograph and … just watch: Gettin’ dusty in here. Pardon me for a bit.

  22. Hanley Ramirez leaves game with hamstring injury, probably out a long time

    May 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    Hanley Ramirez didn’t make his 2013 debut until Monday. He probably played his last game for a long time last night: he suffered a “serious” left hamstring injury while going first-to-third: Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez “got it pretty good,” comparing it to the hamstring injury suffered by Matt Kemp last year. That one sidelined Kemp…

  23. Mets get a walkoff grand slam to beat Dodgers in 10

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets Jordany Valdespin celebrates after hitting grand-slam walk-off home run to beat Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB game in New York

    Jordany Valdespin‘s first homer of 2013 was memorable; he delivered a grand slam off Josh Wall in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a 7-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. It was the second walkoff slam of the year, with Baltimore’s Matt Wieters collecting the other. Valdespin, who earlier entered the…

  24. Don’t expect fireworks in Dodgers-Padres rematch Monday

    Apr 12, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin, Zack Greinke

    Tempers have just a few days to cool off before the Dodgers and Padres play in Los Angeles on Monday. That Matt Kemp wants a piece of Carlos Quentin is undeniable, and it’s safe to say he’s not the only Dodger who feels that way — he’s just the biggest and strongest. Still, those expecting…

  25. Carlos Quentin charges mound, Zack Greinke suffers broken collarbone

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being drilled by Zack Greinke, leading to a benches-clearing incident in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Padres game. Greinke, a right-hander, suffered a broken left collarbone in the fight that ensued and is likely DL bound. Don Mattingly, steamed after what turned out to be a 3-2 win, said…

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