Matt Kemp Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Shoulder, Ankle and Recovery

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 8, 2013

DENVER, CO - JULY 4:  Matt Kemp
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Updates from Friday, April 4 

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Kemp will actually start Friday night:

Yasiel Puig arrived late. Was not on the field for most off the workout and has been pulled from #Dodgers lineup. Kemp is in.

— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 4, 2014

MLBLineups released the lineup:

4/4 New @Dodgers lineup vs SFG Crawford LF Kemp CF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Uribe 3B Ethier RF Ellis C Gordon 2B Ryu P

— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 4, 2014

Plunkett of the Orange County Register reported earlier that Kemp had been activated:

Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.

— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 4, 2014

Mattingly: "Wanted to get Matt back in the mix but not throw him into the fire." Things change with LHP Saturday for #Giants

— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 4, 2014

Kemp wasn't originally slated to start per the Dodgers' official Twitter feed: 

#Dodgers lineup vs. Giants. #ITFDB pic.twitter.com/tYCXK8sQ9v

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 4, 2014

Plunkett added this as well before the news of Kemp starting came to light:

Mattingly said Kemp available to PH: "Matt's available and really a weapon." If #Gianrs go to lefty reliever "its going to be Matt's time"

— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 4, 2014

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