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Athletics' Tony Kemp: Out again Tuesday
Kemp (ankle) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Kemp hasn't been in the lineup since Friday versus Detroit, when he exited the contest with an ankle sprain. However, the 31-year-old received an at-bat off the bench Sunday, so the injury doesn't appear to be a serious issue.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Remains out Sunday
Kemp (ankle) isn't in the Athletics' lineup Sunday against Detroit.
Kemp will now miss two straight starts after exiting Friday's contest due to a right ankle sprain. Esteury Ruiz will pick up another start in left field and bat in the leadoff spot while Kemp continues to recover.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Pulled with ankle sprain
Kemp was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers with a right ankle sprain, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Kemp turned his ankle while advancing to second base on a Lawrence Butler single in the bottom of the sixth inning. He remained in the game initially and scored on a Shea Langeliers three-run homer, but Esteury Ruiz entered to play left field in the top of the seventh. Kemp should be considered day-to-day for the remainder of Oakland's weekend series versus Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sitting out Saturday
Kemp (ankle) isn't in the Athletics' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Kemp had to make an early exit from Friday's contest after suffering a right ankle sprain in the sixth inning, and the injury will keep him out of Saturday's game as well. Esteury Ruiz will start in left field in Kemp's place and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Takes seat versus lefty
Kemp is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Oakland is rolling out an all-right-handed lineup with Detroit throwing left-hander Tarik Skubal. Kemp has drawn only 17 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Out of lineup
Kemp is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Padres.
Kemp will end up starting in only one game of the three-game series against the Padres. However, he did record an at-bat Sept. 15 when he did not start. A lefty started that game for the Padres, and their primary pitcher today seems to be lefty Ken Waldichuk with righty Joe Boyle as the opener. Esteury Ruiz will play in the left fielder's place.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Swipes bag, reaches three times
Kemp went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Padres while also drawing a walk.
Kemp singled in each of his first two at-bats but was left stranded on each occasion as Oakland fell behind early. He later walked and swiped a bag, marking his third steal in his last seven games. It was also Kemp's first multi-hit game since Aug. 25, and he's still batting just .194 this month with one homer, three RBI and three runs scored following Saturday's performance.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Logs 14th steal
Kemp went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Rangers.
Kemp has picked up a steal in each of his last two games after going 29 contests without one. In that time, he's seen his once-steady playing time drop into more of a strong-side platoon role, and he hit just .227 during his dry spell on the basepaths. For the year, Kemp is slashing .215/.310/.308 with four home runs, 14 steals, 26 RBI and 40 runs scored over 388 plate appearances. With Zack Gelof commanding a starting role at second base, most of Kemp's playing time down the stretch will likely be in left field.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sitting against lefty
Kemp isn't in Oakland's lineup Friday against the Rangers.
Lefty Jordan Montgomery will toe the slab for Texas to begin Friday's contest, so Kemp will stay put in the Athletics' dugout. Aledmys Diaz will take over as Oakland's left fielder and bat fourth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: On bench versus southpaw
Kemp is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Ryan Noda is the only left-handed bat the Athletics have in there versus Toronto southpaw Hyun Jin Ryu. Brent Rooker will play left field while Kemp rests.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Delivers in pinch-hit capacity
Kemp entered Sunday's win over the Angels as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and delivered a two-run single in his only plate appearance.
Kemp stepped into the batter's box for Carlos Perez in the seventh inning and snapped a 4-4 tie with a single to center that brought home Zack Gelof, Ryan Noda and Brent Rooker, the latter on a throwing error. Kemp ended up at third base on the play and subsequently came across to score in his own right on a Shea Langeliers double, making it quite the eventful cameo. The veteran recently went through a brief 0-for-12 skid over a five-game span, but he's now hit safely in back-to-back games and sports a .323 average and .916 OPS across his last 14 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sits out against southpaw
Kemp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
After starting in left field and leading off while going 1-for-4 at the dish in Saturday's 2-1 win, the lefty-hitting Kemp will retreat to the bench Sunday while the Halos bring southpaw Tyler Anderson to the hill. Aledmys Diaz will spell Kemp in left field while center fielder Esteury Ruiz serves as Oakland's table setter.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sits in series finale
Kemp is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Kemp will hit the bench for the matinee game after he started in left field and batted fifth in each of the past six contests, going 5-for-18 with a solo home run, three walks, a double and three additional runs. Esteury Ruiz will replace Kemp in left field Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: On base five times Friday
Kemp went 3-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch, a walk and two runs in a win over the White Sox on Friday.
One day after belting just his fourth home run of the season, Kemp went back to playing his trademark small ball and serving as an incessant thorn in the side of White Sox pitching throughout the night. The veteran pushed his season on-base percentage to .315 with Friday's production, a middling figure that's nevertheless his best since way back on April 12. Kemp now has back-to-back multi-hit efforts for the first time since late July and has a blistering .571 average (8-for-14) and 1.595 OPS over his last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Slugs rare homer Thursday
Kemp went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and an additional run in a win over the White Sox on Thursday.
It was an unusual night for Kemp, considering he hit out of the No. 5 spot in the order for only the third time all season and proceeded to belt just his fourth long ball of the campaign. Kemp got off to a quiet start in August, but he's heated up over the last six games by going 5-for-11 with two doubles, Thursday's homer, two RBI, two walks and Thursday's pair of runs.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Multi-hit effort in loss
Kemp went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.
After going 0-for-4 in his first game back from paternity leave Tuesday, Kemp got Wednesday off and then produced his first multi-hit effort since July 28 in the loss. The veteran hadn't recorded a hit in 14 plate appearances during August before Friday's pair of knocks, only his second multi-game slump since late June.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Rejoins roster
Kemp (personal) was activated from the paternity list Monday.
Kemp missed all of Oakland's weekend series against the Nationals following the birth of his child, but he has rejoined both the club and the roster and will be available moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Goes on paternity leave
Kemp was placed on the paternity leave list Friday.
Kemp figures to be away all weekend before rejoining the Athletics early next week in St. Louis. Lawrence Butler is taking Kemp's spot on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Hitless in return
Kemp (rib) went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
Kemp left Wednesday's game with a rib issue but was able to return after missing a handful of games. He got the start in left field and played all nine defensive innings there before Esteury Ruiz hit for him in the bottom of the ninth. Kemp should be good to resume his usual role going forward. He's slashing .215/.304/.308 with three home runs, 22 RBI, 34 runs scored and a career-high 12 stolen bases through 91 contests.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Rejoins lineup
Kemp (rib) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.
Kemp has not started a game since leaving last Wednesday's contest with a rib issue, but that streak will come to an end Monday. He will start in left field and occupy the eighth spot in Oakland's batting order.... See More ... See Less
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