Dodgers' Matt Kemp nearing spring debut

Dodgers' Matt Kemp nearing spring debut
March 9, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Matt Kemp had six home runs and 33 RBI in an injury shortened 2013 season. (USATSI) 

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Matt Kemp has begun running at full speed and participating in daily outfield drills in Dodgers camp, and he could soon be cleared to become a regular in the club’s Cactus League starting lineups.

“We’re seeing him take fly balls, getting jumps,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told’s Ken Gurnick on Saturday. ”He’s swinging the bat good. It won’t be long before he’s in a game.”