The Los Angeles Dodgers have seemingly grown irritated with All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp, recently benching him for five games with little reason outside of a handful of reports that questioned his defense.
It seemed as if Kemp wouldn’t get off the bench for quite some time, though just as quickly as he was regulated to the pine, oft-injured outfielder Carl Crawford sprained his ankle, forcing Kemp back into action.
The $160 million dollar man clearly had some extra time on his hands for a few days, enough to become a Gap model, this according to Women’s Wear Daily.
“This is pretty big,” Kemp said. “Everybody used to say that baseball players can’t dress and athletes can’t dress. You know, a lot of athletes now are trying to prove everybody wrong, though there are some athletes that try too hard and try to do over-the-top things. But me, I try to be simple and just make whatever I’m wearing look good.”
Kemp has always been a fashionable guy and seems to enjoy the art of trying on clothes, so more power to him. But for a player who has seemingly found distraction with off-the-field activities before (*cough*Rihanna*cough), you have to wonder if the Dodgers, already seemingly frustrated with Kemp, are all that thrilled.
Regardless, next time you’re flipping through a Gap magazine or checking out their website and see a familiar face that looks like a professional baseball player, that’s because it is.
It’s a relatively large honor for Kemp as well as he becomes the first male celebrity to market Gap’s outlet stores.