Report: Dodgers will activate Brian Wilson within two days; Matt Kemp in more than a week.

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson pitched one rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes)


Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a radio interview today that Brian Wilson will be activated within the next couple days, and that center fielder Matt Kemp is at least a week away from returning from a sprained ankle.

“We should be activating (Wilson) in another day or two,” Colletti told Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM. “We want to see how he’s coming back. He threw a sim game the other day. We just want to make sure that we’re not rushing him.”

Wilson left his assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque to join the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and will travel with the team to Miami. He didn’t allow a run in 4 ⅓ minor-league innings.

Kemp hasn’t played since spraining his ankle in Washington on July 21.

“He gets close, then he has a little bit of a setback,” Colletti said. “An ankle is such a tricky injury to come back from. You can get it about 95 percent there, then step on it the wrong way whether it’s on the field or walking down the street, and suddenly you’re set back another 50 percent or so.

“We thought at one point in time he might be able to go out during this road trip and do a little bit of a rehab, then join us when we got back to L.A. It looks like it’s going to be a few more days before we get to that crossroads of a decision on that. It may be another week or 10 days. It may be a touch longer than that.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.