Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kemp To Disabled List, Part 3

As was reported yesterday at gametime, Matt Kemp is back on the DL with that ankle injury suffered in Washington:

After a brief stint of being healthy, Matt Kemp is heading back to the disabled list for the third time this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Kemp on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a sprained left ankle and activated left-hander Ted Lilly.

Out of the lineup for 11 games with a sore left shoulder, Kemp came off the DL before Sunday's 9-2 win against the Washington Nationals. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, but limped off the field after sliding into home plate on a force play in the ninth inning and has not played since.

"That thing just didn't go anywhere for us," manager Don Mattingly said of Kemp's sore ankle. "We were hoping over 48 hours it would get a lot better. It hasn't."

Mattingly said Kemp did not fight the decision to return to the DL.

"Matt knew once it didn't go anywhere for him that we had to do this," he said.

Kemp's DL stint is backdated to July 22, meaning he's eligible to return Aug. 6, but Mattingly said Kemp might need more time.

The way the Dodgers are rolling, it may not be that bad. But we've got four against Cincinnati, two vs. the Yankees, and then we hit the road for four at the Cubs and four at St. Louis. Kemp could return as early as Game 2 of the St. Louis series.

Get well soon, Matt!


Dusty Baker said...

He's turning into JD Drew. Get well and STAY well, Matt.

Paul said...

He probably will get off the DL around the time Crawford needs to be put on it.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Part 3: The Wrath of Falsone

Cliff Beefpile said...


Actually, if he were J.D. Drew all he would do when activated would be to draw walks and try to renege on his contract.

Hideo Nomo said...

Also, Kemp hasn't injured his vagina like Drew did.