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Matt Kemp | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Matt Kemp (finger) is out for the rest of the season.
Kemp has been playing through a strained and partially torn tendon in his right middle finger, the team acknowledged Wednesday, and with the hand forcing him out of Tuesday's game they decided enough was enough. The finger will take 4-6 weeks to heal but shouldn't require surgery, meaning he should be ready for the start of spring training with no problem. Kemp's first season with the Padres ends with him batting .265/.312/.443 with 23 home runs, 100 RBI, 80 runs scored and 12 stolen bases. Sep 30 - 7:14 PM

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Matt Kemp (hand) is out of the Padres' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Brewers.

Kemp made an early exit Tuesday with a sore right hand. The veteran outfielder is day-to-day. Wil Myers will handle right field and Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center on Wednesday versus Milwaukee.
Sep 30 - 5:50 PM

Matt Kemp left Tuesday's game against the Brewers with right hand soreness.

It's unclear at this point how he was injured or if it might be more than a day-to-day situation. The Padres could have more on Kemp after the game.
Sep 29 - 11:57 PM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 and blasted one of four Padres home runs as they clobbered the Rockies 10-4 at Coors Field on Sunday.

Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg and Jedd Gyorko also left the yard for the Padres, all off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick. Kemp also doubled twice in the contest and scored three runs. He is now hitting .265/.314/.448 with 23 homers, 98 RBI and 11 stolen bases in his first season as member of the Padres.
Sep 20 - 8:05 PM

Matt Kemp smacked his 22nd home run of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win against the Diamondbacks.

The three-run fifth inning job off Robbie Ray was his only hit, but it proved the difference. Kemp's slash line of .265/.313/.443 doesn't inspire until you remember he had to overcome a .437 OPS in May.
Sep 17 - 12:41 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 and belted his 21st home run of the season on Thursday, but it wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Rockies.

Kemp also drew a walk, reaching base safely in three of his four trips to the plate. After struggling through the first month of the season, Kemp has been able to turn his year around and be a force in the middle of the Padres lineup, slashing .271/.318/.450 with 21 long balls and 94 RBI.
Sep 10 - 6:33 PM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with a walk, a two-run double, and a two-run home run but the Padres dropped Tuesday's game to the Rangers.

Kemp brought the Padres to within 3-2 with his two-run double in the third inning, then put the Padres on top 4-3 in the fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Yovani Gallardo. The outfielder's triple-slash line continues to trend upward, as it's now at .269/.317/.435 along with his 17 home runs and 85 RBI.
Sep 2 - 1:54 AM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base as the Padres shut out the Rangers on Monday.

Kemp drove in a run in the third inning with a double. In the sixth, he walked, stole second, and shortly thereafter came around to score. The outfielder is hitting .265/.312/.424 with 16 home runs, 81 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Sep 1 - 1:08 AM

Matt Kemp provided a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 as the Padres took down the Phillies on Sunday.

Kemp opened up the scoring with a two-run blast over the fence in left field against Alec Asher in the first inning. The veteran outfielder has hit well in the second half to salvage what has otherwise been a tough season. He's batting .265/.312/.424 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI on the year.
Aug 30 - 4:59 PM

Matt Kemp (shoulder) singled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Kemp missed two games with a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder, but he'll be fine. He also stole a base Saturday.
Aug 30 - 8:19 AM

Matt Kemp (shoulder) remained out of the Padres' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight game Kemp has been out with a sore left shoulder. He remains day-to-day. Travis Jankowski is in right field again in Kemp's place.
Aug 28 - 4:18 PM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Kemp's two-run single in the ninth inning merely served as window dressing in the eventual 10-3 loss. The veteran outfielder has driven in two runs in each of his last three games and he's now rolling with a 15-game hitting streak. For the season, he's slashing .267/.314/.423 with 15 homers and 76 RBI.
Aug 23 - 8:17 PM

Matt Kemp finished 2-for-5 with a homer against the Cardinals on Friday.

Kemp has four homers in the last 10 days and seven since the All-Star break. It's just too bad he's stopped running; he's tried just one steal in the second half after going 8-for-9 during the first half.
Aug 22 - 2:06 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Padres fended off the Braves on Monday.

Kemp hit a solo home run to right field off of Williams Perez in the fourth inning, extending the Padres' lead to 4-1. The outfielder has homered three times in his last five games, giving him 14 on the year with 69 RBI and a .265/.313/.422 triple-slash line.
Aug 18 - 1:10 AM

Matt Kemp hit for the cycle for the first time in his career on Friday, leading the Padres to a 9-5 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

Not only was it the first cycle in Kemp's career, it was the first ever in Padres franchise history. He got the home run out of the way in his first at-bat, tagging Yohan Flande for a two-run blast in the first inning. He then singled in the third inning, grounded out in the fifth and hammered an RBI double to center field in the seventh. Needing the three-bagger to complete the feat, Kemp jumped on the second pitch he saw from Justin Miller in the ninth inning and blasted his triple to deep center. While he has been inconsistent, Kemp is now hitting .262/.309/.415 on the season with 13 homers and 67 RBI in his first year as a Padre.
Aug 15 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jose Pirela
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Wil Myers
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Shawn Kelley
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Marcos Mateo
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Nick Vincent
8Jon Edwards
9Frank Garces
10Jay Jackson
11Cory Mazzoni