MLB roundup: Dodgers' Kemp doubtful for opener

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is recovering from offseason ankle and shoulder surgery, might not join the team in Australia for the start of the regular season.

The Dodgers travel to Australia to open the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22-23.

Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that it is unlikely Kemp will be healthy enough to make the trip next month.

Mattingly believes Kemp will undergo an MRI next week to find out if he can start running.

Without Kemp, the Dodgers still have Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig in the outfield.

---Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Ethier at Los Angeles Dodgers' camp on Friday. reported that Koufax, 78, stayed on his feet but did sustain a cut.

The Los Angeles Times reported Koufax was conscious and smiling as team trainers carted him off for medical attention. The Dodgers did not immediate released any other details.

---San Diego Padres top pitching prospect Max Fried was shut down for two weeks because of soreness in his pitching forearm.

Fried, a left-hander, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft. He was expected to participate in the club's annual prospect minicamp, which started Wednesday.

---Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced via Twitter that he will be at the Texas Rangers' spring training facility on March 3.

Wilson tweeted a photo of himself Thursday holding a Rangers No. 3 jersey with a message that read: "Hey @Rangers fans... See you at "Surprise" Arizona on March 3!"

It is not clear if Wilson will participate in drills or just meet and greet players. Rangers officials said they will contact Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, to coordinate a schedule, but it is not likely that Wilson will spend much time in Arizona.

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