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Dodgers’ Matt Kemp to extend rehabilitation assignment

Matt Kemp
Matt Kemp will remain with Rancho Cucamonga to start this week instead of returning to the Dodgers.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Matt Kemp, who is hitless in the first three games of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, will not return to the Dodgers on Monday.

“He doesn’t feel good yet at the plate,” Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. “He’s not pushing us to say, ‘I want to be there tomorrow.’”

Kemp is 0 for 11 at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, including five strikeouts. He has hit one ball out of the infield.

He is expected to play with the Quakes again on Sunday. Mattingly did not say whether Kemp would remain with Rancho Cucamonga into the California League playoffs -- the Quakes’ magic number is 1; the playoffs start Wednesday -- or would report to the Dodgers’ Arizona training complex.

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Kemp has reported no problems with his left ankle. He has not played for the Dodgers since spraining it July 21.

He is batting .263 in 62 games for the Dodgers this season, with five home runs.


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