Sep 24, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) high fives teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT

Mariners interested in trading for Matt Kemp


Earlier we heard that the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to listen to trade offers for star outfielders Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. All of whom would draw interest from clubs around the league. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Seattle Mariners have expressed interest in Matt Kemp.

Last season Kemp had a down year. He played only 73 games, and had 263 at-bats. Both those numbers are second lowest totals of his career. He also batted .270, had six home runs and a WAR of 0.5 in 2013. Kemp struggled with an ankle injury and missed a lot of playing time, he wasn’t available for and didn’t play in the post season.

The Mariners played in a loaded American League West division with the Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics. They also struggled at the plated last season. The Mariners were 28th in batting average, 26th in on base percentage and 20th in slugging percentage.

Kemp primarily plays in center field for the Dodgers. In 2013, the Mariners had Dustin Ackley at center field. It would be an upgrade. In 113 games and 384 at bats, Ackley hit .253 with 4 home runs and had a 1.1 WAR.

 

 

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  • Wade Sawkins

    Kemp would be perfect. CF right handed 3 hole power bat and face of the franchise. With Kendrys and Smoak driving he and Seager in. This excites me. Pull the trigger Jackie boy. #27 in Seattle.

  • Spokanedad

    Morales is gone…. Smoak is a crapshoot.