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Matt Kemp | Outfielder | #27

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
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Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.
Kemp also reached via walk, so he reached three times against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals on Sunday. It's been an excellent reunion with the Dodgers so far for the outfielder, as seen in his .321/.361/.511 line with five homers and 20 RBI over 44 games in 2018. May 20 - 5:45 PM

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Matt Kemp is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He's sat out two of the last three games (both against right-handers) in favor of Max Muncy, who is at first base while Cody Bellinger gets a start in center field. Kemp is have an excellent season overall but is 5-for-27 at the plate over his last eight games.
May 18 - 3:54 PM

Matt Kemp finished 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

Kemp took Padres starter Bryan Mitchell deep in the second inning to get the Dodgers on the board. The homer was his fifth of the year. It's hard to believe the team was once assumed to be willing to give Kemp away for next to nothing, given that he's now one of their steadiest and best offensive producers. Through Saturday, Kemp is hitting .330/.367/.549 with 16 RBI and 13 runs scored to go with his five dingers.
May 5 - 11:18 PM

Matt Kemp reached three times Thursday in the Dodgers’ win over Arizona.

Kemp doubled in the fourth, walked in the sixth and singled and scored in the eighth. That run came on a wild pitch by right-hander Jorge De La Rosa. It’s been a rough year for the Dodgers (14-17) but Kemp has certainly done his part, hitting a robust .313 with four round-trippers and 13 RBI.
May 3 - 7:39 PM

Matt Kemp (quad) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Kemp was limited to pinch-hitting duties after leaving Friday's game with a tight quad, but he's already feeling better. The 33-year-old has looked rejuvenated in his return to the Dodgers, batting .310/.351/.535 with four homers and 12 RBI over 25 games.
Apr 30 - 8:52 AM

Matt Kemp (quad) pinch-hit in both legs of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants.

Kemp didn't start either contest after he exited Friday's game with a tight quad, but he delivered a pinch-hit single in the first game Saturday before grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the nightcap. It's a good sign that he should be ready to return to the lineup soon.
Apr 29 - 8:24 AM

Matt Kemp (quad) was held out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Kemp was forced to leave Friday's game due to tightness in his left quad and he'll get an extra day to rest on Saturday just to be safe. Joc Pederson is starting in his place in left field and will bat fifth against Chris Stratton and the Giants.
Apr 28 - 1:32 PM

Matt Kemp was removed from Friday's game against the Giants due to tightness in his left quadriceps.

Kemp sustained the injury while hustling home and scoring on a double by Yasmani Grandal. At the moment, it doesn't sound like the type of injury that should require a trip to the disabled list, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss a couple of games.
Apr 27 - 11:59 PM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-6 loss against the visiting Marlins.

Kemp has cracked three homers with eight RBI over his past eight outings, and he has a chance at his fifth-career 100 RBI season if he maintains this kind of production. His career high of 126 RBI came back in 2011 in his first tour of duty with the Dodgers, the season he was runner-up in the NL MVP voting to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.
Apr 26 - 12:14 AM

Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Nationals.

It's surprising, seeing as Kemp is a .318/.333/.591 hitter with a homer and six RBI in 24 career plate appearances against Jeremy Hellickson. Joc Pederson is starting in left field and batting fifth for the Dodgers on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 4:26 PM

Matt Kemp belted a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-3 victory in San Diego and he finished with three RBI.

Kemp is eating up his former team, as he has two homers and six RBI in the first two games of the series in San Diego. He entered the series with just one homer and four RBI across his first 13 games of the season. He'll look to keep it going Wednesday against RHP Luis Perdomo. Kemp has just three lifetime at-bats vs. Perdomo, but he has two RBI.
Apr 18 - 4:24 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-2 and hit a three-run homer in a rout of the Padres on Monday.

Kemp also had a single for good measure. He now owns a .939 OPS on the season, and the homer was the second of the year. There's a long way to go, but Kemp's resurgence is one of the better stories in baseball so far.
Apr 17 - 1:29 AM

Matt Kemp was diagnosed with a knee contusion following Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Kemp was injured chasing after a homer in the eighth, though he was able to finish the game. Perhaps he'll get Saturday off, putting Joc Pederson in left field.
Apr 14 - 2:01 AM

Matt Kemp finished 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-0 victory against Oakland.

Kemp hit a towering fly ball to right-center field that hit the top of the fence at the 375-foot mark, going about 375 feet and one inch. It was his first homer in Dodger Blue since he belted a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS on Oct. 4, 2014. Kemp is slashing .308/.379/.500 and still looks to have plenty left in the tank. Perhaps this homer will jump-start his power numbers.
Apr 11 - 1:27 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Giants on Sunday.

Kemp guided a Ty Blach delivery the other way for a run-scoring single in the fourth inning, his first RBI this month. He's got just two runs driven in on the year and is still searching for his first dinger in 2018. The 33-year-old is slashing .273/.360/.318 on the young season.
Apr 8 - 9:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Brock Stewart
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7J.T. Chargois
8Daniel Hudson
9Erik Goeddel