Kemp also got more at-bats in a simulated game Wednesday and the Dodgers remain optimistic he could play in the Majors before the end of the month. He has not appeared in a game above Class A since July 21, the result of a sprained left ankle.
"He was running good," Mattingly said. "Everything is really still pretty positive with all that. He swung the bat good again today."
Capuano, recovering from a strained left groin that forced him from his Friday start in Cincinnati, threw off a mound Wednesday afternoon, with Tim Federowicz catching from just in front of the plate. Capuano will throw a bullpen session this week and could then return to the rotation or assume a relief role.
"I think he's feeling pretty good about where it's going," Mattingly said.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.