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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 finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Braves' loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
Kemp slugged a solo homer off Phillies starter Zach Eflin in the top of the seventh inning and then smacked an RBI single off Phillies reliever Hector Neris in the top of the ninth, but those were the only two runs Atlanta could muster in the afternoon defeat at Philadelphia. Kemp is batting .333/.353/.727 with three home runs and six RBI in eight games this season. He missed 10 games with a right hamstring strain. Apr 23 - 4:26 PM

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

Kemp is back in the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday, playing left field and batting cleanup, after missing 10 games with a right hamstring strain. He was off to an 8-for-16 start with two home runs.
Apr 20 - 3:19 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

He should be activated from the disabled list Thursday, after just one game on the farm. Kemp has been out since April 8 because of a right hamstring strain. He was 8-for-16 with two home runs through four regular-season games.
Apr 18 - 3:54 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is likely to return from the disabled when first eligible on Wednesday.

Kemp went through fielding, hitting and running drills on Monday and didn't have any issues with his strained right hamstring. The veteran outfielder was off to a fine start before getting hurt, going 8-for-16 with a pair of home runs.
Apr 17 - 4:34 PM

The Braves expect to have Matt Kemp (hamstring) back from the disabled list the first day he's eligible next week.

That'd be Wednesday. Kemp isn't planning on going on a rehab assignment.
Apr 14 - 4:43 PM

Braves placed OF Matt Kemp on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 8, with a strained right hamstring.

Kemp tweaked his hamstring Friday against the Pirates and still isn't quite right, though the hope is he'll be ready for activation when first eligible on April 18. Johan Camargo has been called up in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Emilio Bonifacio is starting in left field for Atlanta on Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Apr 11 - 3:55 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

Kemp experienced right hamstring tightness during Friday's game and isn't quite ready to return to action. Emilio Bonifacio will start in left field Tuesday while Nick Markakis slides into the cleanup spot.
Apr 11 - 3:11 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker expects Matt Kemp (hamstring) to be out of the lineup until Tuesday.

Kemp left Friday's game against Pittsburgh after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring. He's not in the lineup Saturday but could be available to pinch-hit. The Braves have an off-day Monday ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Marlins.
Apr 8 - 5:44 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is not in the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

Kemp left Friday's game against the Pirates due to tightness in his right hamstring. The injury is believed to be minor and won't require a trip to the disabled list, but he Braves thought a day of rest of Saturday would do the veteran outfielder some good.
Apr 8 - 3:06 PM

Matt Kemp was pulled from Friday's game against the Pirates as a precaution due to right hamstring tightness.

Kemp didn't seem to be favoring his leg at all after singling in the sixth, but he was lifted for pinch-runner Chase d'Arnaud. He also looked fine going back to the dugout, so it does look to be the Braves just being careful in the freezing temperatures in Pittsburgh. Still, you would have to figure there's a pretty decent chance he'll miss at least a game or two. It would be bad timing, as Kemp is off to an 8-for-16 start with two homers.
Apr 7 - 3:22 PM

Matt Kemp homered twice in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Kemp went boomskies against Mets starter Matt Harvey in the fifth inning to start the scoring, and he victimized Harvey again in the seventh. Unfortunately for Kemp and the Braves, both were solo shots, and ended up being all the offense the club could generate on the evening. Kemp now has five extra-base hits through three games, batting .462/.500/1.231 with four RBI.
Apr 7 - 12:09 AM

Matt Kemp's third double of the night plated two runs in the top of the 12th as the Braves topped the Mets 3-1 on Wednesday.

It's just the second time in Kemp's career that he's collected three doubles; the previous time came on Sept. 22, 2011. Kemp showed up at Braves camp in great shape this year, then had a weak spring in which he didn't hit any homers. He's still looking for that first homer now, but with four doubles in two games, no one is complaining.
Apr 5 - 11:19 PM

Matt Kemp went 0-for-3 on Monday and is hitting .231 with no homers in 39 at-bats this spring.

Kemp thrilled the Braves by showing up at camp in great shape, but it hasn't resulted in much production at the plate yet. It doesn't mean much of anything yet, but it'd be nice to see him turn it on a little bit prior to Opening Day. He hit .373/.393/.741 and .393/.460/.554 the previous two springs, though it must be noted that those took place in Arizona with the Padres.
Mar 20 - 4:49 PM

Matt Kemp reported to Braves' camp in much better shape.

Kemp didn't put a number on how much weight he lost, but David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the outfielder's "waist, midsection and backside are slimmer, and his arms and chest are massive." O'Brien also notes that Kemp was "overweight" when the Braves acquired him last summer, although that didn't hurt his production as he hit .280/.336/.519 with 12 homers over 56 games down the stretch. Still, it's encouraging that the 32-year-old appears motivated. He'll hit cleanup this season for the Braves.
Feb 17 - 9:02 AM

Matt Kemp crushed his 35th home run of the season as the Braves dropped their series-opener against the Tigers in Atlanta on Friday night.

Kemp's solo shot in the eighth inning pulled the Braves to within four runs at 6-2, but that would be as close as they would get. He has had an outstanding season on the whole, slashing .271/.305/.504 with 35 homers and 108 RBI. He seems to really enjoy hitting in Atlanta and is someone whose fantasy stock is on the rise heading into 2017.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:01:00 PM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Eric O'Flaherty
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Matt Wisler