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This is Kemp's third visit to the DL of the season. He returned from an 11-game absence due to left AC joint inflammation on July 21, smacked a home run and a double in a three-for-four, three-RBI performance, then was placed back on the shelf the next day after he injured himself at home plate.
Earlier in the season, Kemp missed 42 games with a right hamstring strain.
Mattingly said they hoped the ankle sprain would be a day-to-day ailment, but it quickly became clear that wasn't the case as the soreness remained.
"I don't think it's going quite as fast as we had hoped or he had hoped," Mattingly said. "It's going fairly slow, but there is progress and we'll just kind of keep rolling until we get him ready."