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Kemp out, but tests negative

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Tests performed on Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp's left knee and jaw showed no structural damage, though the Dodgers star sat out Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

Kemp was listed as day-to-day with a bone bruise around the left knee and intense body soreness overall. He ran into the wall at full speed while trying to catch a drive by Josh Rutledge, and the ball bounced away for a triple. Kemp stayed down for several minutes, but after consultation with team trainer Sue Falsone, he remained in the game. Two batters later, he was removed.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters that Kemp "feels like a truck hit him."

The Dodgers have already been without Kemp for 51 games before the All-Star break with a pair of left hamstring strains.
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