Latest Matt Kemp News

Cronenworth hits for cycle, Padres rout Nationals 24-8

Jul. 17, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit for his first career cycle, Wil Myers had a grand slam and a two-run shot and the San Diego Padres set a franchise record for runs in a 24-8 blowout of the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The Padres, who finished the first...

Padres' Cronenworth hits for cycle against the Nationals

Jul. 16, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth hit for the cycle for the first time in his major league career Friday night against the Washington Nationals. After lining out in the first inning, Cronenworth had a two-run double in the second, an RBI...

Baz, Kazmir, Starling join Frazier for US Olympic baseball

Jul. 02, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Ryan, one of two Tampa Bay young arms picked for the U.S. Olympic rotation, recognizes how baseball players are unlike most other athletes going to the Tokyo Games. “When we get on the plane, I think I’ll get pretty excited,” he said after the...

Record onslaught: Dodgers score 11 in 1st to rout Cards 14-3

Jun. 03, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In what has been a difficult start to the season, Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers took out their frustrations on the St. Louis Cardinals in record fashion. Bellinger had a grand slam and tied a career high with six RBIs as the Dodgers...

Wieters dropped from US Olympic qualifying roster

May. 30, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Matt Wieters has been dropped from the U.S. roster for Olympic baseball qualifying that starts Monday. “He'll be on our radar if we do get the opportunity to move forward,” U.S. manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. ...

Scioscia says US Olympic roster fluid, changes with call-ups

May. 28, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Mike Scioscia was planning on having Alek Manoah for the U.S. rotation for Olympic qualifying next week. Instead, the Toronto Blue Jays called up 23-year-old right-hander, who pitched six scoreless innings against the New York Yankees this week in his major league debut. ...

Wieters, Frazier, Kemp on US roster for Olympic qualifying

May. 23, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Pitchers Homer Bailey, Edwin Jackson and David Robertson, catcher Matt Wieters, infielder Todd Frazier and outfielders Matt Kemp and John Jay were among 28 players announced Sunday for a U.S. training camp ahead of the Americans’ second chance to qualify for the Olympic...