Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Dodgers Report [Print without images]

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Dodgers aren't counting Matt Kemp out

By Mark Saxon

LOS ANGELES -- Three days after the Dodgers' medical staff shut down Matt Kemp's rehab "indefinitely," because of hamstring tightness, manager Don Mattingly says he feels like Kemp still has time to join the Dodgers in time for the postseason.

"I'm starting to feel that way," Mattingly said. "It sounds like he's feeling good, so right now it's pretty positive."

Mattingly said medical reports of Kemp's progress have improved. Kemp remains in Arizona playing simulated games -- according to Mattingly, he hit four home runs in one of them Tuesday -- but the Dodgers are hoping Kemp can be back within the next 10 days or so. That way, they could evaluate whether he can help them in the playoffs.

"It's hard to judge on two games," Mattingly said. "It'd be nice to see 10-12 games."

Though Kemp is hitting, he has yet to run the bases or test his hamstring in any aggressive running program.

Here are lineups for Tuesday's game, with the Dodgers looking to take two more games off their magic number (eight):

Arizona

1. Willie Bloomquist LF
2. Adam Eaton CF
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
4. Martin Prado 2B
5. Miguel Montero C
6. Matt Davidson 3B
7. Gerardo Parra RF
8. Didi Gregorius SS
9. Trevor Cahill RHP

Dodgers

1. Yasiel Puig RF
2. Carl Crawford LF
3. Hanley Ramirez SS
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Andre Ethier CF
6. Juan Uribe 3B
7. A.J. Ellis C
8. Mark Ellis 2B
9. Edinson Volquez RHP