Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

Injury Roll Call: The Bison is snake-bitten while Crawford & Puig return + minor-league updates

Matt Kemp was activated from the disabled list after a bout with irritation in the AC joint of his reconstructed left shoulder. Scott Van Slyke headed back to AAA to make room for Mattycakes. Kemp had a great day at the plate in his return, reaching base four times (homer, double, single, walk). However, he left the game in the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Matt Kemp’s shoulder looks okay after scare, Javy Guerra off DL in minors

Matt Kemp re-injured his left shoulder on a swing Friday. He was checked on, stayed in the game, walked that at-bat, took the field for half an inning, and then was finally removed for precautionary reasons. Kemp swung at a pitch from Matt Cain in the second inning then immediately gripped his left shoulder and made a long walk around ... Read More »

Making Moves: Busy week of 2 trades, 8 signings, 4 releases, 1 outfield exchange, 1 promotion

The Dodgers acquired Marlins righty Ricky Nolasco and international bonus pool money in exchange for Steven Ames, Josh Wall, Angel Sanchez, and cash. Chad had this to say about it: After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed starter, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for prospects RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall, and RHP ... Read More »

Making Moves: Kemp & SVS return, Cruz & Guerrier exit + 3 signings, 4 releases, 1 loan, 1 trade

Scott Van Slyke was activated from the DL, with Luis Cruz being designated for assignment. Cruz has yet to decide whether he’ll accept the assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers on Friday activated outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke from the disabled list before their game against the Phillies. To make room on the roster, infielder Luis Cruz was ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Crawford’s rehab goes well, Lilly’s not so much + Beckett done for year

Carl Crawford began a rehab assignment in Rancho on Sunday. Crawford will begin his rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Rancho Cuamonga after being sidelined since June 1 with a strained right hamstring. Crawford will serve as the designated hitter with the Quakes for two games, then play two games in the outfield, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County ... Read More »

Matt Kemp and Paco Rodriguez team up to foil Brandon League’s attempt to blow a 3-run lead

One would think that a three-run lead against a relatively light-hitting, currently struggling Giants lineup would be enough for just about any reliever, but not so for Brandon League. He gave up two runs in the ninth without recording an out, putting the game at 6-5 with a runner on first for Paco Rodriguez to save. He did just that ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp & SVS rehab, but Carl lags behind + Lilly improving

Matt Kemp has gone on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers got some good news as center fielder Matt Kemp will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, the team announced before their second game against the Padres at Petco Park on Friday. Kemp, who hadn’t been able to run at full speed yet ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Rid of Ramon, A.J. & Hanley back, Kemp rehab, new catcher Towles has surgery

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A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list after dealing with an oblique injury. Ramon Hernandez was designated to make room. The Dodgers on Friday activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, before the start of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. To make room in the roster, the Dodgers designated Ramon Hernandez ... Read More »

Making Moves: Puig & Moylan up, but Carl, Kemp, A.J. to the DL + Towles signed, 8 released

It has finally happened. The Yasiel Puig Era has begun. The Dodgers return home for a 10-game homestand on Monday, and will do so with the most exciting of reinforcements. Yasiel Puig has been recalled by the Dodgers from Double-A Chattanooga and will join the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday, the team announced after their loss to the Rockies. ... Read More »

Matt Kemp’s injury reveals sad state of Dodgers center field depth

Matt Kemp admitted to being hurt yesterday. No, not in connection to his ongoing lead shoulder issues, but rather having tweaked his hamstring chasing Mike Trout‘s double in center field. Kemp suffered the injury in the seventh inning chasing down Mike Trout’s leadoff double. “He felt it going into that gap. He kind of pulled up and knew out there,” ... Read More »