Kemp activated, then optioned

The Dodgers activated OF Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list today and officially optioned him toTriple-A Las Vegas after he went 2 for 4 wtih a triple and a two-run homer, two runs and four RBI in the first game of his rehab resumption on Thursday night in the 51s’ 9-3 win over Tacoma. The move means Kemp is now earning his minor-league salary of $94,250, not his major-league salary of $383,000, although I’m not necessarily saying that’s why the move was made. … The drive down seemed to take FOREVER today, but that’s probably just because I hadn’t had anything to eat and was in a bad mood. As usual, the traffic came to a dead stop right around Del Mar, even though nothing was going on there today. But it is a beautiful day down here. Too bad they can’t start the game right now. … Not to make fun, but today’s official Dodgers game notes contain the following sentence: “Dodger third baseman Wilson Betemit showed signs of breaking out of a month-long slump, going 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored last night.” I also showed signs of becoming a millionaire the other day when I found a penny on the sidewalk.

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