|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/23/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 210 lbs|
|From||Midwest City, OK|
|Drafted||2003 - Rd 6|
Kemp was diagnosed with a chest wall contusion after leaving Sunday's game against the Padres in the fourth inning.
Kemp ran into the wall in the third inning and was pulled shortly thereafter. No timetable was given on the injury, but if he misses further action, Jesse Winker and Scott Schebler should benefit with everyday at-bats.
Kemp was removed from Sunday's game against the Padres in the fourth inning and is undergoing tests to his chest area, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Kemp ran into the left field wall in the third inning, trying to catch a ball headed over the fence. He wanted to stay in the game, but manager David Bell determined that Kemp was in too much pain. If Kemp is out, Jesse Winker -- who moved over ffrom center to replace Kemp Sunday -- and Scott Schebler could both get a slight bump in playing time.
Kemp is starting in left field and batting cleanup Monday against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Kemp is one of eight right-handed hitters in the lineup to face Kershaw. He's hitting a paltry .162/.162/.243 so far this season, with 14 strikeouts and no walks, though he did homer last week against the Marlins.
Kemp went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs in a 14-0 victory against the Marlins on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old was the first of three straight batters to hit a home run for the Reds in the sixth Tuesday night. With the blast, Kemp picked up his first homer and RBI with the Reds this season. He is 4-for-27 (.148) with one extra-base hit, three RBI and three runs in nine games.
Kemp will start in left field and will bat third in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Kemp will stick in the lineup for the third time in four games and should pick up another start Wednesday while Yasiel Puig finishes up a two-game suspension. Despite receiving steady work as the Reds' fourth outfielder this season, Kemp has yet to get going at the dish. He enters the series opener with two hits and 10 strikeouts over 22 at-bats.