By Michael Beller
March 28, 2014
A stiff neck will prevent Yu Darvish from making his scheduled start on Opening Day for the Rangers.
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It's little surprise that Kemp's surgically repaired ankle will force him to the DL to kick off the season. Since the Dodgers can backdate what they hope is just a 15-day trip, he's eligible to return April 4. However, they're not quite sure that he'll be able to hit that timetable. He's currently not with the Dodgers but at the team's training facility in Phoenix, getting in more games to test the ankle. While the Dodgers don't expect him to miss too much time, it remains to be seen if he'll run as much when he does make his return. Few players being taken after the fifth round in an average draft have as high a ceiling as Kemp, but that assumes that he's the same guy he was before the injury.

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