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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 0-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday in the Braves' loss to the Cubs.
Kemp has been slumping since mid-June and that trend continued on Wednesday afternoon. The veteran outfielder may be tiring here in the dog days of summer. Jul 19 - 3:37 PM

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Matt Kemp slugged a three-run homer Sunday in the Braves' victory over the Diamondbacks.

Atlanta's offense jumped all over Arizona starter Zack Godley, scoring seven runs within the first four innings of the game. Kemp contributed to that outburst with his three-run shot in the bottom of the third. The veteran outfielder is hitting .294/.339/.490 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 77 games this season.
Jul 16 - 5:27 PM

Matt Kemp is still dealing with a left hamstring strain.

Kemp has missed three games over the last three weeks due to the hamstring strain. For the time being, the veteran outfielder will continue to try to play through it. As of now, there are no plans to place him on the disabled list.
Jul 5 - 8:16 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) has been added to the Braves' lineup on Sunday.

Kemp had been slated to miss a third straight start with a tight hamstring, but he talked his way into the lineup. He's in left field and batting cleanup against Zach Davies and the Brewers.
Jun 25 - 11:50 AM

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

Kemp hasn't played since his left hamstring tightened up on him Thursday. The hope is that he'll be ready to go Tuesday following Monday's off day. Danny Santana is in left field.
Jun 25 - 11:27 AM

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

Kemp exited Thursday's game due to tightness in his left hamstring and hasn't returned since. Jace Peterson is starting in left field and batting eighth for the Braves against Matt Garza and the Brewers on Saturday.
Jun 24 - 12:25 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Kemp exited Thursday's game with a tight left hamstring. It's been a recurring issue for him this season. Danny Santana is in left field.
Jun 23 - 4:26 PM

Matt Kemp left Thursday's game against the Giants due to a tight left hamstring.

Kemp was lifted after hitting a single in the fifth inning. He has dealt with hamstring problems at several other points this season. The Braves are labeling him day-to-day for the time being, but a stay on the disabled list is always in play with a finicky issue like the hamstring. Kemp will be reevaluated on Friday.
Jun 23 - 12:54 AM

Matt Kemp left Thursday's game against the Giants with an undisclosed injury.

Danny Santana pinch-ran for Kemp after his fifth-inning single. Kemp has battled hamstring issues off and on all season and looked gimpy chasing down a fly ball early in Thursday night's game. He was replaced in left field by Lane Adams, who ended up hitting a three-run homer off Bryan Morris as part of an eight-run fifth inning. Until the Braves provide an update, consider Kemp day-to-day.
Jun 23 - 12:11 AM

Matt Kemp hit a game-ending two-run homer to beat the Giants 5-3 in 11 innings on Wednesday.

He was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts when he got a fifth chance in the bottom of the 11th inning of a tie game. He lifted a ball the opposite way that just barely scraped over the right field wall for the walk-off. Kemp is no longer the MVP-caliber 30/30 threat he was a few years ago but he is having a good fantasy season. He is rocking a .320 batting average with 12 home runs, 30 runs and 35 RBI. He has yet to steal a base successfully and only had one last year.
Jun 22 - 2:15 AM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is back in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's his first start since he tweaked his left hamstring on Wednesday. Kemp is in left field and batting cleanup against Jose Urena and the Marlins.
Jun 18 - 10:31 AM

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

Kemp did indicate that he's feeling better though and will be available off of the bench on Saturday. Look for him to return to the Braves' lineup on Sunday.
Jun 17 - 1:20 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is not in the Braves' starting lineup Friday against the Marlins.

Kemp made an early exit from Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals after experiencing left hamstring tightness. The veteran outfielder remains day-to-day.
Jun 16 - 3:20 PM

Matt Kemp was lifted from Wednesday's win over the Nationals due to left hamstring tightness.

Kemp came up hobbled after sliding into third base in the third inning of Wednesday's win. His exit appears to be mostly of a precautionary nature. He will have a natural off day on Thursday and could potentially play in Friday's road showdown with the Marlins assuming the tightness subsides.
Jun 14 - 7:53 PM

Matt Kemp was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Nationals due to an apparent leg injury.

Kemp grabbed for his left hamstring after sliding into third base in the top of the third inning. He was subsequently replaced in the field by Danny Santana in the bottom of the frame. The Braves should pass along an update as to the exact nature of his injury later on Wednesday.
Jun 14 - 5:15 PM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
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S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson