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Kemp 'feels fine'; Cingrani getting treatment

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Outfielder Matt Kemp was available Saturday, and reliever Tony Cingrani might be Saturday night, after both encountered physical issues in the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.

Kemp left that game with a tight left quad muscle and wasn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's first game of a split doubleheader, but manager Dave Roberts said Kemp was available.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Outfielder Matt Kemp was available Saturday, and reliever Tony Cingrani might be Saturday night, after both encountered physical issues in the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.

Kemp left that game with a tight left quad muscle and wasn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's first game of a split doubleheader, but manager Dave Roberts said Kemp was available.

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"He said he feels fine," said Roberts. "Got him penciled in to start Game 2 and he's available in any capacity for Game 1."

Roberts wasn't so sure about Cingrani, who was tagged with the loss because of a four-run seventh inning, during which his velocity dropped because of what Roberts called a "dead arm." Roberts said the arm shaking that Cingrani was doing that inning was "to stay loose" and not an indication of discomfort.

"He said the strength is there and will get some treatment," said Roberts. "After Game 1, he'll play some catch and I'll know more. He said day game after a night game is not what he does. He attributes it to dead arm and physically he feels fine."

Roberts said the Dodgers did not make a roster move because the club believes it had enough bullpen coverage.

Meanwhile, catcher Yasmani Grandal was expected to start Game 2 after reinjuring his left thumb when it was struck by a Cingrani wild pitch. Roberts said the thumb was already tender after being hit by a pitch in the dirt last week.

"Part of the trade," said Roberts.

Umpires hold charity auction

Major League Baseball umpires will offer up more than 300 items that include autographed sports memorabilia, VIP experiences and upgraded ticket packages during its 10th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction. The auction is currently underway at www.mlb.com/UmpsCare and closes at 7 p.m. PT on Monday. Some of the items up for bid include signed bats, cleats, jerseys, photos and baseballs from some of the biggest stars in baseball. There are also opportunities to watch batting practice up close on the field at many MLB ballparks, hotel stays with game tickets, opportunities to have lunch with an MLB umpire, suites and tickets from Minor League Baseball clubs, golf foursomes and more.  

All proceeds from the Online Auction support UMPS CARE Charities youth programs to provide Major League Baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption, Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences for hospitalized children coping with serious illnesses, college scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted as children and financial assistance for families in need. 

"Each year thanks to the support from our friends in Major League Baseball and throughout the sports world we get some fantastic items for our auction, and this year is no exception," said Gary Darling, former MLB umpire and board president for UMPS CARE Charities. "This is the biggest fundraising initiative that we have to help so many children in need, and we can't thank everyone enough for all of the support."

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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