Matt Kemp activated from the disabled list

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The Dodgers have activated Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list. He’s not starting Friday, as the Dodgers are going to ease him into action, but Kemp is expecting to make his first start tomorrow.
Today’s bench-riding notwithstanding, the Dodgers now have Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig healthy at the same time. Take a picture, folks. If history is any guide it won’t last long.

Astros claim Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins

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The Astros announced on Monday that the club claimed reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins.

Boshers, 29, had been designated for assignment by the Twins last week. Across parts of three seasons, the lefty compiled a 4.59 ERA with a 78/25 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings in the big leagues.

Boshers has handled left-handed hitters much better than right-handed hitters, holding them to a career .621 and .793 OPS, respectively. If he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training, the Astros may use him as a LOOGY — a left-handed one-out guy. As of right now, Tony Sipp is the only lefty in the ‘pen.