Matt Kemp RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kemp drawing interest

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Matt Kemp's name heard on trade market, and there's interest

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Kemp will receive a fine after lambasting Dale Scott's iffy strike zone

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Matt Kemp: Strike zone 'terrible'

    ESPN.com "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

  • Kemp targets Puig in heated dugout

    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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Matt Kemp plus Ethier, Crawford and Beckett cleared waivers but Hanley Ramirez was claimed/blocked. Blog coming @CBSSports

  • Kemp's agent Stewart on trade talks: 'Sometimes change is good'

    CBSSports.com "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

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnobler

    Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.

  • Agent: Dodgers' Kemp open to trade if not playing every day

    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

  • Source: ‘Nothing going on’ regarding Red Sox, Matt Kemp

    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

  • Sources: Kemp unhappy about not starting, trade next step?

    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

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Hanley, Kemp not in #Dodgers lineup: Gordon 4, Crawford 7, Puig 9, Gonzalez 3, Ethier 8, Turner 5, Butera 2, Arruebarrena 6, Beckett 1.

  • Matt Kemp gets dragged into Donald Sterling controversy

    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

  • Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs in 6-2 win over San Francisco Giants

    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

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.

  • Matt Kemp Excited To Return, Ready To Contribute

    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

  • Crawford, Kemp recovering nicely from injuries

    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

  • Matt Kemp closer to game action

    ESPN.com "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

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Matt Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after a favorable MRI. Maybe some running.

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Matt Kemp had MRI on ankle Thursday. Results sent to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Will know more this weekend

  • Kemp may get green light to run 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

  • Andre Ethier: Everyone wants to start

    ESPN.com "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

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly on Kemp: "We're not hopeful for Australia."

  • Matt Kemp still doesn’t have a timetable

    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

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said it doesn't look like Matt Kemp will be ready for Australia. but said can't rule him out.

  • Matt Kemp unsure if he will be healthy in time for opening day

    CBSSports.com "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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    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.”

  • Kemp among injured Dodgers on the mend

    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

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.

  • Matt Kemp appears to be off the trading block

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp was one of the biggest names possibly on the trading block when the Winter Meetings began here earlier this week. After some questions about his health, the Dodgers sound poised to keep him. Kemp's agent, former A's ace Dave Stewart, told Jayson Stark..." December 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Tigers, #RedSox, #Mariners have all been in touch with #Dodgers about Kemp this week, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Ned Colletti told us Matt Kemp leg is still in a boot and they are not expecting him to be 100% by Spring Training SXM

  • Matt Kemp's agent thinks trade could come

    ESPN Boston "Dave Stewart, who was best known in Boston as being Roger Clemens' daddy when he pitched (9-1 lifetime against the Rocket, including two wins for Oakland in the 1990 American League Championship Series), says in his 10 years as a player agent, he has never gone to baseball's winter meetings...." December 07

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Matt Kemp is in play for the Red Sox and the Dodgers would eat some money in the right deal. Just a question of whether the Red Sox want to

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Mariners have been among the most aggressive suitors for Matt Kemp, sources say. They are looking at free agents too. @FOXSports1

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Mariners are still looking for outfield bats via trade, sources say. Matt Kemp and Dexter Fowler are on their wish list. @FOXSports1

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Dodgers have remained in contact with multiple teams on possibility of Matt Kemp trade. SEA, BOS, TEX among those with interest.

  • Red Sox have weighed in on Matt Kemp

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox are one of several teams who have made inquiries on Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp according to a major league source. The Red Sox have probably made a few dozen of these types of calls on trades and free-agents, but Kemp is certainly intriguing. The one player they probably have..." November 23

  • Rosenthal: Dodgers' Kemp doesn't want trade but accepts it's possible

    Fox Sports "Matt Kemp does not want to be traded, according to his agent, Dave Stewart. But Stewart said Kemp understands why the Los Angeles Dodgers could move him, and that his preference — if it happens — would be to join a winning team. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has said he is open to..." November 22

  • Yasiel Puig among Dodgers drawing interest on trade market

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers' meetings. The Dodgers have fielded inquiries about all four of their outfielders, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the..." November 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Mariners have expressed interest in trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is available. @FOXSports1

  • Tulowitzki, Dodger vets top trade talk

    Fox Sports "In case you missed it, I wrote earlier that right-hander Ervin Santana is seeking $100 million and righty Ricky Nolasco $80 million on the free-agent market. Need we say more about why trades will be a major topic of discussion at next week's general managers' meetings? By now, you know..." November 08

  • The Dodgers are listening to offers for their non-Puig outfielders

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are listening to offers for their outfielders. But before you start bombarding your team’s GM to trade your overpaid second baseUggla for Yasiel Puig, know that he only means Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford. Damn. But yeah, gotta make room for..." November 08

  • Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has surgery on his left ankle

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent a left ankle operation Monday that will limit his off-season training program according to his agent Dave Stewart. Stewart said Kemp is expected to be ready for opening day. The procedure was performed in North Carolina by famed ankle specialist..." October 22

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Matt Kemp will undergo a left shoulder clean up on his A-C joint today. Matt Kemp is expected to be ready for spring training. #Dodgers

  • Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs

    Los Angeles Times "When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout. Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a MRI exam revealed a major weight-bearing bone..." September 30

  • Matt Kemp’s sprained left ankle is still an issue

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has batted .314 with an .870 OPS in 39 plate appearances since returning from his severe left ankle sprain on September 16. But that ankle injury still lingers. Kemp was scratched from the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Saturday night against the Rockies with what..." September 29

  • Ryu sharp, Puig, Kemp homer in Dodgers' 2-1 win over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "Can you play out the string when you’re up against your historic rival? Looked that way Tuesday the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants hooking up in the final week of the season and not appearing all that inspired. The Dodgers still with home-field advantage to pursue for the postseason at..." September 25

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