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Matt Kemp leaves game with apparent left leg injury

Kemp injured his right hamstring in April.

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Braves left fielder Matt Kemp exited Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Nationals with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

Kemp was on first base in the third inning when Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton made a snap throw to first base that caught everyone off guard, not excluding first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The throw sailed into right field, allowing Nick Markakis — who was on third at the time — to score and Kemp attempted to go first to third on the play.

Kemp slowed after rounding second, and was thrown out on a close play at third. He came up grabbing the back of his left leg, and was replaced by Danny Santana in left.

Kemp spent time on the disabled list in April after injuring his right hamstring early in the season.

The Braves have yet to announce the nature and severity of Kemp’s injury.

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