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Matt Kemp | Outfielder | #27

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Kemp (hamstring) remains out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.
Kemp has now missed three straight starts since leaving Friday's game with hamstring tightness. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him the rest of the way. Sep 19 - 3:24 PM

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Matt Kemp (hamstring) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

He's missed two straight after tweaking his hamstring Friday. Jace Peterson is in left field. The Braves are also giving David Freitas a start at catcher.
Sep 17 - 10:39 AM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) was held out of the Braves' starting lineup on Saturday.

Kemp was forced to leave Friday night's game due to tightness in his left hamstring and he'll sit out Saturday's contest as a precautionary measure as well. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 16 - 3:11 PM

Matt Kemp was removed from Friday's game due to a tight left hamstring.

The veteran outfielder has battled recurring hamstring issues throughout the season. It's unclear if the severity of this one will keep him out of action for awhile or if he'll be ready to return at some point over the weekend.
Sep 15 - 9:48 PM

Matt Kemp belted a grand slam to lead his team over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Kemp was the first batter faced by reliever Brandon Kintzler after Max Scherzer loaded the bases in the seventh inning. Kemp blasted the first pitch over the left field wall to blow the game wide open. He has a .280 batting average with 19 home runs and 63 RBI in 109 games this year.
Sep 13 - 11:36 PM

Matt Kemp hit his 18th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

Batting against Marlins starter Dan Straily in the fifth inning, Kemp yanked a pitch over the left field wall to give the Braves a lead. The dinger was his third in the last five games. It's been a fairly quiet year for the 32-year-old, but not a bad one -- Kemp is hitting a healthy .286/.328/.479 with those 18 homers, 58 RBI and 45 runs scored.
Sep 7 - 11:50 PM

Matt Kemp hit his 17th home run of the season but the Braves dropped the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rangers.

Kemp went deep for a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning, answering Elvis Andrus' solo blast in the top of the first. But the Rangers continued to terrorize Braves rookie starter Luiz Gohara before unloading on the Atlanta bullpen. Kemp finished the game 1-for-4 and is slashing .287/.329/.476 on the season.
Sep 6 - 5:18 PM

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' starting lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Matt Adams will play left field and bat sixth versus Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. Kemp should start the later game against Mark Leiter.
Aug 30 - 10:05 AM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in Friday’s win over the Rockies.

Kemp got the Braves on the board first with a two-run shot off Chad Bettis in the first inning. He’s 7-for-19 (.364) since returning from his hamstring injury and owns a .294/.341/.482 batting line with 15 homers and 51 RBI on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:21 AM

Matt Kemp is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's a scheduled day off. Matt Adams will cover left field.
Aug 20 - 1:15 PM

Braves activated OF Matt Kemp from the 10-day disabled list.

He's back in the Braves' starting lineup, batting cleanup and starting in left field against the Reds on Saturday. Prior to landing on the shelf with his hamstring issue, Kemp was slashing .290/.336/.477 with 14 homers and 48 RBI.
Aug 19 - 3:52 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Kemp has been on the shelf with a hamstring strain since the end of July. He'll return to full-time action in left field upon his return which could squeeze Matt Adams out of playing time in the Braves' lineup.
Aug 18 - 6:50 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Matt Kemp (hamstring) will be the starter in left field when he returns from the disabled list.

Kemp will work out on Friday and if all goes well, he'll be activated Saturday versus Cincinnati. Matt Adams has been manning left field in Kemp's absence, though Snitker was clear that Kemp will be the starter upon his return. With Freddie Freeman back at first base full-time, it looks like Adams will be riding the pine for Atlanta.
Aug 16 - 7:22 PM

The Braves are expected to activate Matt Kemp (hamstring) from the disabled list on Friday.

He'll be back for the start of Atlanta's nine-game homestand, which begins Friday against Cincinnati. Kemp is far enough along in his recovery that he won't require a rehab assignment. Interim left fielder Matt Adams figures to see a reduction in playing time upon Kemp's return.
Aug 12 - 5:26 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) started running on Wednesday.

Kemp was cleared for baseball activities on Tuesday and will now begin to ramp up his efforts as he looks to finish healing up from a right hamstring strain suffered at the end of July. He is on track to be activated from the disabled list in the next 10 days or thereabouts.
Aug 9 - 5:47 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Tony Sanchez
4David Freitas
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Luke Jackson
13Rex Brothers