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Matt Kemp injury: Dodgers CF scratched with left ankle soreness

Kemp was scratched from the starting lineup just minutes before game time on Saturday night.

Lisa Blumenfeld

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp was a late scratch from the starting lineup for precautionary reasons by the Dodgers on Saturday night against the Rockies with left ankle soreness, the team announced. It is the same ankle Kemp sprained on July 21 in Washington D.C., causing him to miss 52 games.

Kemp was originally in the lineup, batting fifth and playing center field. Nick Buss was inserted into the lineup in right field batting eighth, with Skip Schumaker moving from right field to center field.

Kemp had started six straight games and nine of the last 10. He played all 11 games since getting activated on Sept. 16 in Arizona, including a pair of pinch hitting appearances. Kemp is hitting .314/.385/.486 with three doubles and a home run in 39 plate appearances since returning from the disabled list.

On the season Kemp is hitting .270/.328/.395 with six home runs and 15 doubles in 73 games.

Game info

Time: 6:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday