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Matt Kemp can go start lifting, Julio Urias's debut produces more than strikeouts, Dodger injury updates and a tradition unlike another starts again today in Dodger Stadium

Stephen Dunn

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says Matt Kemp can increase his weight lifting program and that Don Mattingly said "he has heard 'zero' from the medical staff about the possibility of putting Kemp on the disabled list so he could strengthen the shoulder."

Hugh Bernreuter of MLive Media Group writes about Julio Urias' successful debut, Ashley Marshall quotes Urias in a special to MILB.com "the first couple batters I was feeling nervous, but as the game went on I was feeling more confident with my pitches and I was trying to throw strikes," and J.P. Hoornstra of the Daily News notes that Urias is the youngest player in Great Lakes Loon history. You can see a little video of Urias' debut here.

Ken Gurnick at MLB.com gives updates on Scott Van Slyke's neck, Hanley Ramirez may be closer to rehab assignment, Josh Beckett threw off a mound and Scott Elbert pitched back to back for the first time.

Mike Petrillo of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness says Dee Gordon needs more seasoning.

Joey Nowak of MLB.com writes about Zack Greinke facing another former team in less than a week.

Mark Saxon at ESPN.com previews the four game home and home series with the Angels