The Los Angeles Dodgers have supposedly been willing to listen to offers about outfielders Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp.
In fact, Kemp has been linked with several different teams, most often and most notably with the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. Obviously, the Dodgers would likely have to eat some of Kemp’s salary in a trade, but it looked like Kemp could be on his way out of Los Angeles.
According to a report from ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the rumors, at least concerning Kemp, are not true.
Matt Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, met with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday and said he was told the team plans to keep the star outfielder rather than trade him.
“They said they have no plans to move him — bottom line,” Stewart told ESPN.com.
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 played in just 73 games due to injuries last year. He batted .270, had on-base percentage of .328, slugged .395 and hit six home runs.