Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bad News on Kemp

Kemp not actually pictured
Per Ken Gurnick:
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp's recovery from a sprained left ankle is progressing slower than the Dodgers hoped, and it's possible the outfielder won't return from the disabled list until September.

Kemp likely won't join fellow outfielders Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig on the active roster for at least a few more weeks.

"By the time we have the four all ready to play, we'll be a few weeks from the end [of the season]," general manager Ned Colletti said.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Kemp would not be activated when he's eligible Aug. 6, and the club does not have a timetable for his return.

Kemp has only been able to hit off a tee and play catch since he was injured during an awkward slide at the plate July 21 vs. the Nationals.

"We were hoping this was going to be a simple ankle sprain, but it's a lot more serious than that," Mattingly said. "He's been able to do some things, but is having soreness with that. We're still not where we need to be."

Kemp has been on the disabled list three times this season and has been limited to 62 games.
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Dusty Baker said...

Thanks to Eric Stephens' math:

"If Matt Kemp misses all of August, as speculated, he will have started 131 of last 263 games (less than half) "

Fred's Brim said...


rbnlaw said...

Ankle sprain: 4-6 weeks.
Severe ankle sprain: 6-8 weeks.

Matty does nothing by halves. He's severe, or nothing.

This is likely why Joc Pederson was not dealt.

Paul said...

Such a freak accident. Even if he was Cadillacing it home.