Posted December 11, 2013

Agent: Dodgers have no plans to trade Matt Kemp

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Matt Kemp could return to the Dodgers' lineup as soon as Monday. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Two-time All-Star Matt Kemp has 157 home runs and 559 RBI in eight MLB seasons. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have no plans to trade All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp, according to Kemp’s agent.

Kemp still has six years and $128 million left on his contract.

Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, met with the Dodgers on Wednesday and said he was told the Dodgers plan to keep Kemp rather than put him on the trading block.

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“They said they have no plans to move him — bottom line,” Stewart via ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark.

Stewart said both he and Kemp considered that to be good news because the two-time All-Star doesn’t want to leave Los Angeles.

“We’re both happy about it,” he said.

Kemp, 29, played in only 73 games in an injury-plagued 2013 season, undergoing surgery on his shoulder and ankle. He hit just six home runs and drove in 33 runs.  


7 comments
GodofAcid
GodofAcid

You don't sign a guy to a huge contract, watch his value plummet, then expect teams to line up to offer full price for him.. unless you're the Dodgers, then I suppose you make those sort of deals.

dcoxfinancing
dcoxfinancing

Had Kemp been healthy at the end of last season, there would have been no stopping the Dodgers.

bedlam
bedlam

What happened to the good old days when every team had Roids hitting in the clean up spot? Kemp is just another player falling apart after the league started testing.

Richard40
Richard40

Translation:   We explored the trade market for Kemp, and since teams are wanting us to pony up a good chunk of his salary, and teams are offering up much for oft-injured Kemp, we're stuck with him.

DOYERSdoyersDOYERS
DOYERSdoyersDOYERS

well no duh


no focus on getting a pitcher like garza if you're not going to get price or tanaka