Donnie didn’t have anything new from yesterday because it was still about 8:30 a.m. back in Arizona when we met with him this morning in Cincinnati. But he did sound a little more resigned than he did yesterday that the plans going forward might not include Matt Kemp if something doesn’t change quickly.
“If he can’t hit today, if he isn’t able to swing the bat today, it kind of puts a damper on time,” Mattingly said.
Given where Kemp was yesterday, when his previous right-hamstring injury flared up while he was rehabbing his left-ankle injury, that didn’t sound like a possibility. We may have something more definitive on this later today. If not, then I’m sure we’ll know something by tomorrow, so stay tuned.