Pat Murphy announces that Matt Kemp will miss the remainder of the season with a strained tendon in his right middle finger.
Baseball Essential "More so than any other trade in the 2014-2015 MLB offseason, the acquisition of Matt Kemp by the San Diego Padres was met with confusion on one end of the spectrum and downright ridicule on the other. Even worse than acquiring a player nearing the back half of his career with over $80 million..." September 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "At first, Matt Kemp thought he had hit his second home run of the game. This was Coors Field, after all. Then, as he moved toward first, he saw that he hadn't gotten quite enough of the ball. Then he watched it glance off the fence in right-center and hop away from Rockies center fielder..." August 15
MLB Daily Dish "Despite numerous rumors that A.J. Preller was going to rule the deadline and make numerous trades, he kept all of his players, and actually added a bullpen piece. According to Ken Rosenthal, "Preller believes the team can reach the postseason" and seemingly wants to see what they can accomplish..." August 08
Hardball Talk "In addition to trading Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres last week in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin, the Dodgers agreed to pay $32 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press has a breakdown of the payments..." December 23
Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, says of trade, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go."
Hardball Talk "The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals." December 17
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have reached an agreement with the Dodgers that would send outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects, sources told the U-T. The Padres would also receive roughly $30 million to help offset the..." December 12
CBS Sports "The Padres and Dodgers continue to work on a potential Matt Kemp blockbuster, and there appears to be some progress. "It has legs," said someone familiar with the talks, which have been going on for weeks. Catcher Yasmani Grandal would be the centerpiece of a trade if it is worked out. " December 11
hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.
MLB.com "Only Jon Lester, the lefty expected to make a momentous free-agent decision any day now, has popped up in more Winter Meetings conversations than Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations, doesn't like to address specific names in the..." December 09
Sources: Rangers have spoken with Dodgers about Matt Kemp, joining Padres, Orioles, Mariners among Kemp suitors.
SI "The Baltimore Orioles engaging in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers over outfielder Matt Kemp, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The San Diego Padres are also reportedly interested in the two-time All Star, as are the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles will do their due diligence,..." December 05
Hardball Talk "We heard last week that the Dodgers and Padres were talking about a possible Matt Kemp trade and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that discussions are ongoing. Nothing is imminent, as the Dodgers continue to talk to other teams and they aren’t considered closer to a deal with the Padres than..." December 05
CBS Sports "The Orioles are one of at least three teams showing interest in Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp, and the Dodgers are still engaging teams at least three teams. Although, at least Baltimore is said by one person familiar with the situation to be “nowhere” in the talks and other rivals are still..." December 03
#Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.
CBS Sports "While Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford were originally seen as the most likely high-profile, high-salaried Dodgers outfielders to be traded, that may not necessarily be the case at this point. Word is there is serious interest in Matt Kemp, which will weigh heavily into the equation. There was..." November 22
CBS Sports "The Dodgers are looking to deal an outfielder, or possibly two, and the assumption had been that Carl Crawford and/or Andre Ethier were most likely to be dealt, but Matt Kemp's name is out on the trade market, too. Word is, there is some interest in Kemp after his nice second half in LA last..." November 12
CBS Sports "Dodgers star Matt Kemp will be fined for his harsh remarks about Dale Scott's strike zone in Game 3 of the NLDS game with the Cardinals, sources say. There was a lot of complaining in that game, and some who have viewed the tape agree it wasn't Scott's best night (in other words, he wasn't very..." October 15
ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, who got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in his team's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, blasted the veteran umpire after the game. The Dodgers, who were swinging hot bats coming..." October 07
ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16
Matt Kemp plus Ethier, Crawford and Beckett cleared waivers but Hanley Ramirez was claimed/blocked. Blog coming @CBSSports
CBS Sports "The Dodgers, after somehow fitting five players into three outfield spots for more than a year now, are trying to alleviate a numbers crunch that's become a problem for Matt Kemp (and could become one for manager Don Mattingly and the team, too), by finally seeking a new team for Kemp. The Dodgers..." July 26
Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.
Fox Sports "Matt Kemp isn’t asking the Dodgers to trade him. But he isn’t necessarily opposed to the idea, either. The outfielder’s agent, former major-league pitcher Dave Stewart, told FOX Sports on Wednesday that Kemp again wants to be an everyday center fielder, something that isn’t in his immediate..." July 17
WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, there is “nothing going on” regarding the Red Sox and a possible acquisition of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. 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..." June 23
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing with an increasingly delicate situation when it comes to former All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp. Kemp was out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game when the Dodgers played the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. According to manager Don..." May 28
Hanley, Kemp not in #Dodgers lineup: Gordon 4, Crawford 7, Puig 9, Gonzalez 3, Ethier 8, Turner 5, Butera 2, Arruebarrena 6, Beckett 1.
Hardball Talk "Deadspin has obtained an alleged 15-minute audio recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling spouting racist opinions about minorities during an April 9 conversation with then-mistress V. Stiviano. Deadspin’s version contains something that the original nine-minute tape from TMZ did not — a..." April 27
L.A. Daily News "Matt Kemp was unhappy when the weekend began. He had just been activated from the disabled list the morning of the Dodgers’ home opener, but his name wasn’t in the starting lineup. That changed about an hour later, when Yasiel Puig arrived late for Friday morning’s batting practice at Dodger..." April 07
Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.
Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.
Ddogers Nation "It’s been a long journey for Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp since he was named the runner-up in the 2011 National League MVP race after hitting 39 home runs and stealing 40 bases. Since then, he has signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension, suffered through two..." April 03
MLB.com "The Dodgers, who will work out Friday afternoon at Sydney Cricket Ground, received positive news from two teammates back in Arizona. Carl Crawford, who missed a day with mild right should inflammation, went 3-for-3 with a homer and an RBI single in a Minor League game against the Reds at..." March 21
ESPN "Matt Kemp is close to returning from offseason ankle surgery that has prevented the star outfielder from playing in a game this spring, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp has intensified his recent spring workouts, which have included running and tracking fly balls in the..." March 09
Matt Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after a favorable MRI. Maybe some running.
Matt Kemp had MRI on ankle Thursday. Results sent to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Will know more this weekend
MLB.com "Rehabbing Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will have an MRI exam on his left ankle on Friday that might determine when he can start running. If surgeon Robert Anderson gives the green light, Kemp will add running to a program that already includes hitting, throwing and fielding ground balls. Even..." February 26
ESPN "Andre Ethier said he agrees with teammate Matt Kemp. He doesn't want to be the odd man out either when the Los Angeles Dodgers try to fit four outfielders into three spots. In fact, after Kemp sent the first ripples through camp by saying he would not accept a role as a fourth outfielder, he..." February 22
Mattingly on Kemp: "We're not hopeful for Australia."
Hardball Talk "There’s a reason the Dodgers didn’t trade one of their four outfielders this winter. They don’t know when they’ll actually have four healthy outfielders. To wit: yesterday Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn’t have a timetable for Matt Kemp in his return from ankle surgery." February 20
Mattingly said it doesn't look like Matt Kemp will be ready for Australia. but said can't rule him out.
CBS Sports "Last season was an injury-marred nightmare for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. He was limited to only 73 games by hamstring, shoulder and ankle problems, and earlier this offseason he needed surgery on his left ankle and left shoulder. It was his second procedure on the shoulder in as many..." February 03
Stewart said he doesn’t think Kemp will be ready for 3/22 opener in Australia. “If the season opened April 1, I think Matt would be ready.”
MLB.com "The Dodgers continue to receive favorable medical reports on outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and starting pitcher Josh Beckett. General manager Ned Colletti said on Wednesday he expects each player to be ready for Spring Training. Kemp, who is starting to hit..." January 08
Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.
Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.