Matt Kemp Could Return To Lineup As Soon As April 4

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Matt Kemp back?

Kemp has been sidelined after undergoing off-season ankle surgery, many had panicked about how far back this would take his return to the game, but the prognosis may be better than initially thought. Kemp has participated in BP with the team and has triumphantly proclaimed that he’s ready to play ball, via LA Times:

“When the time comes, if they want to put me in the lineup, I’ll be ready to go,” said Kemp, who is eligible to be activated for Friday’s home opener. “I feel really good. I feel really confident. I feel like I can help this team win.”

There’s no official timetable for his return yet, but if you take Kemp for his word this is a man who is healthy and ready to return to old form.