Jun 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) singles during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox not targeting Matt Kemp

The MLB trade deadline is coming up in just over a month which means we are going to see more and more teams looking to make swaps that solidify their chances of being contenders. One such team are the defending World Series champions, as the Boston Red Sox are reportedly looking at some trades before the deadline.

According to Rob Bradford from WEEI in Boston, despite earlier reports that the Red Sox were targeting Matt Kemp ahead of the trade deadline, there’s no momentum to any such talks at the moment.

There had been reports that the Sox were heavily scouting Los Angeles, with Kemp as a potential target. But while the Red Sox continue to explore multiple avenues in regard to upgrading their outfield’s offensive production, according to the source there is no momentum regarding any deal involving the Dodgers outfielder.

No momentum isn’t the same thing as no truth which is something very key to recognize here. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Red So come up in connection to Kemp and with the deadline approaching we can likely expect that to only continue. Kemp is an attractive trade chip for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he’s a guy they’ve been looking at possibly trading for some time now.

Whether or not they should trade him now is the question and while the Red Sox clearly seem interested in a trade, they aren’t jumping through hoops to land him.

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