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Matt Kemp | Outfielder | #27

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
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Matt Kemp (hamstring) had an RBI groundout as a pinch-hitter in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Kemp tweaked his left hamstring back on September 15 and has been limited to pinch-hitting duties since. With only six games remaining in the season, there's no need to push things. Sep 26 - 8:01 AM

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Matt Kemp (hamstring) flied out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Braves.

Kemp has been limited to pinch-hitting duties since tweaking his left hamstring back on September 15. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on any meaningful contribution over the final week of the season.
Sep 25 - 8:48 AM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Kemp was held out of the Braves' starting lineup yet again with a tweaked left hamstring and manager Brian Snitker acknowledged after Wednesday's game that the 32-year-old outfielder will likely be limited to pinch-hitting duties the rest of the way. In other words, don't expect any fantasy-relevant production from Kemp for the remainder of 2017.
Sep 21 - 9:19 AM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) could miss the rest of the 2017 season.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Kemp is "taking things day-to-day," but with absolutely nothing to play for, there's no reason to rush him back. At this point, it seems like it'd be an upset if he saw anytime in the outfield before the end of the season.
Sep 20 - 5:22 PM

Matt Kemp (hamstring) is absent from the Braves' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

This is the fourth straight absence for Kemp, who tweaked his left hamstring last Friday. He might not see much playing time over these final 12 regular-season games. Adonis Garcia is in left field and batting sixth Wednesday versus Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Sep 20 - 2:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Grant Dayton
6Sam Freeman
7Dan Winkler
8Jason Motte
9Matt Wisler
10Josh Ravin
11A.J. Minter
12Jacob Lindgren
13Luke Jackson
14Rex Brothers