Sep 27, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) scores a run in the sixth inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 11-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers were interested in Matt Kemp, had concerns with his health

The other day the Los Angeles Dodgers let it be known that they were willing to listen to offers for their three outfielders.

Now of course the one who would get the most attention is former MVP runner up Matt Kemp. Kemp is a powerhouse when he’s healthy and in the lineup.

Last season he had a nagging ankle injury that caused him to miss some time during the regular season then prevented him from playing in the post-season. He underwent surgery on that left ankle sometime in October and should be ready for Spring Training.

With teams knowing that the Dodgers are just listening right now, the Texas Rangers were a team who were interested in acquiring Kemp according to Ken Rosenthal’s Twitter. But what had them worried was his ankle, which is understandable.

The team thought for sure that he was strong enough to finish the season and work through the post-season, but that just wasn’t the case. But on the plus side, when he is healthy and swinging the bat with no problems, he averages almost 20 home runs and 70 RBI’s a season.

His career year came back in 2011 where he hit 39 long balls and drove in 126 runs.

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