Matt Kemp will NOT be activated tomorrow, according to Don Mattingly, because he isn’t feeling comfortable at the plate yet with his timing. He’ll DH tonight AND tomorrow, and then the situation will be evaluated.
“I haven’t talked to him, but from talking to Stan (Conte), Matt just isn’t comfortable baseball-wise,” Mattingly said. “I’m hearing that he is more and more comfortable with his ankle. … It’s hard to get in there and see 94, 95 (mph pitches) when you haven’t seen it regularly. When you see it regularly, it looks normal. But he hasn’t played in a while.”
The Quakes are in the Cal League playoff hunt, and although it hasn’t been discussed as to whether Kemp might stay with them through any potential playoff series, Mattingly said, “I don’t know why that would be outside the realm of possibility.”