Kemp to IL with damaged rib: ‘The wall won’

CINCINNATI — Reds left fielder Matt Kemp knew something didn’t feel right after he collided with a outfield wall during a third inning on Sunday in San Diego. Kemp found out because after an X-ray suggested he had a damaged left rib. He was placed on a 10-day harmed list on Tuesday.

To take Kemp’s place on a 25-man roster, Cincinnati removed outfielder Phillip Ervin from Triple-A Louisville.

During a third inning of Sunday’s 4-3 detriment to a Padres, Kemp was harmed when he strike a wall tough perplexing to locate a expostulate off a bat of Wil Myers. The play went for a two-run double.

“It unequivocally felt like something was in there not operative a approach it should’ve been working,” Kemp said. “What was uncanny was a approach we strike a wall, it was my right side, though we pennyless a left rib.”

Kemp, 34, remained in a diversion and batted in a tip of a fourth inning. He struck out looking during a 3-2 fastball from Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi and did not lapse for a bottom half of a inning.

“He did all he could to make that play,” Reds manager David Bell said. “No consternation he had to come out of a game. He was in a lot of pain. He did all he could to stay in there. Just a good effort.”

There was no evident calendar for when Kemp could lapse to a lineup, though it is approaching to be during slightest a few weeks.

Acquired from a Dodgers in a seven-player trade on Dec 21, Kemp is off to a bad start for Cincinnati. He is batting .200/.210/.493 with one home run and 5 RBIs while distinguished out in 19 of his 60 at-bats.

“The wall won. That’s what happened,” Kemp said. “It customarily does each time we pile-up into it. The wall is undefeated, for sure.”

Bell skeleton to use Ervin

In Tuesday’s three-game array opener vs. a Braves, Bell started his other unchanging outfielders in Yasiel Puig, Jesse Winker and Scott Schebler. But he doesn’t design Ervin to be idle on a dais unequivocally often.

“It’s unequivocally critical for us as a group to get him included, everybody engaged,” Bell said. “We’re going to need everyone. It is going to be a day-to-day thing. We need Phillip Ervin. We wish him to be partial of this. We’re going to demeanour during opportunities to get him personification time. we know I’ve pronounced it before, though if we have 4 outfielders, there’s no reason we can’t get all of them personification time and find spots for them to have success.”

Tuesday’s callup noted Ervin’s eighth large joining army and second of this season. He was formerly called adult as a 26th male during a Mexico Series vs. a Cardinals on Apr 13-14. Ervin was 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored.

Ervin, 26, led a Reds with 5 home runs during Spring Training while batting .341, though he was cut from a open register on Mar 22. In 12 games for Louisville this season, he was batting .224/.291/.286 with no homers and dual RBIs.

“I’m vehement to get behind and see what we can do,” Ervin said. “I was perplexing to take what I’ve been operative on and put it into a game. Everything started to click for a while.”

Travelin’ men

The Reds’ three-game array vs. a Braves is also a length of a homestand. Since Apr 4, a group is on a widen of personification 13 of 16 games on a highway (including dual as a “home team” in Monterrey) and 20 of 26 games divided from Great American Ball Park.

Following a seven-game highway outing to St. Louis and New York, a Reds will have a four-game homestand opposite a Giants before going on a six-game West Coast outing to Oakland and San Francisco.

“It’s one of a hurdles of this diversion that all teams understanding with during some point,” Bell said. “It’s good to be here in Cincinnati. It doesn’t feel like we’ve been here a lot. We’ll make a many of these 3 days. Every plea that comes adult with a team, it’s only an event to get better.”

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