Braves activate Matt Kemp from 10-day disabled list

FLUSHING, NY - APRIL 03: Atlanta Braves right fielder Matt Kemp (27) walks back to the dugout during the Opening Day Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on April 3, 2017, at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves have made a series of roster moves ahead of the weekend slate. In doing so, the club has most notably activated veteran outfielder Matt Kemp from their 10-day disabled list.

In addition, the Braves have also recalled right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair from Triple-A Gwinnett. While adding two players to their active roster on Thursday afternoon, Atlanta also shed a pair of players as both right-handed pitcher Luke Jackson and infielder Johan Camargo were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

It is also worth noting that the aforementioned Kemp was previously forced to the sideline due to strained hamstring.

The 32-year-old outfielder is currently in the midst of his first full season as a member of the Braves. After coming over via trade from the San Diego Padres midway through last season, Kemp went on to make 156 regular season appearances for the Braves in 2016. Although most recently suiting up for both the Padres and Braves, he originally broke into the big leagues back in 2006 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Already appearing in four games en route to 16 at bats thus far into the 2017 regular season, the veteran slugger is currently batting .500 with two home runs and four RBI to coincide with his .529 on-base percentage. Last season, over the course of 156 regular season games in total, Kemp batted .268 with 35 home runs and 108 RBI alongside a .304 on-base percentage.

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