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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 went 4-for-4 with three runs scored Monday as the Braves beat the Blue Jays 10-6.
Kemp tallied two doubles and two singles, raising his season slash line to .346/.381/.617. The veteran outfielder carries long-term durability concerns, but he's an obvious must-play in all standard fantasy leagues while he's active. Kemp has six home runs, 11 doubles, 18 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 25 games. May 15 - 10:45 PM

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a run scored Friday versus the Marlins.

Kemp has now hit safely in 12 straight games. He has three multi-hit games in his last four. The 32-year-old has been great around a brief stint on the disabled list last month, batting .337/.364/.621 with six homers and 18 RBI through 22 games.
May 12 - 10:46 PM

Matt Kemp finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Monday in the Braves' loss to the Mets.

It wasn't quite a three-homer game, but we'll take it. The veteran outfielder has an impressive .350/.371/.767 batting line through 62 plate appearances this season with Atlanta.
May 1 - 11:39 PM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 with three home runs and five RBI to lead the Braves past the Brewers 11-3 on Saturday.

Kemp was an equal opportunity masher, hitting his three homers off three different pitchers from the fifth to the eighth inning. Remarkably, it was the first time in his career that the 32-year-old had a three-homer game. The output doubled his season total and gave him 15 RBI with seven runs scored in just 12 games, after he missed 10 games with a right hamstring strain. In case anyone was wondering, it appears he's over that now.
Apr 29 - 11:54 PM

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

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

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2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
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3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
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7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
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