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Matt Kemp | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Carl Crawford draws the start in left field and bat second against opposing hurler Joe Kelly. Kemp, who has been the subject of trade rumors in recent weeks, is hitting .266/.329/.425 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 87 games on the year. Jul 19 - 12:45 PM

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Matt Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart, told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Kemp wants to return to being a team's everyday center fielder.

"Whatever they want to do we’re favorable to, as long as it gives him an opportunity to play every day," Stewart said. "He’d like to eventually go back to center field. He’s not opposed to right or left. But his hope at some point is to get back to center." Kemp has played primarily in left field since May 28, and the Dodgers don't seem in any rush to get him back in center. With a glut of outfielders and other needs, it's not out of the realm of possibilities that the team shops Kemp in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Kemp or his agent expressing discontent with his current situation won't do anything to lessen that possibility.
Jul 16 - 10:54 PM

Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Carl Crawford is getting the start in left field in Kemp's place.
Jul 13 - 1:18 PM

Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the Dodgers' 8-2 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

Kemp snapped an 0-for-16 drought in a big way, as Sunday's was his first four-hit game of the season. The outfielder had RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings, and he also scored in the fifth as well. Kemp is hitting .268/.329/.439 with 33 RBI and 37 runs scored on the year.
Jul 6 - 11:43 PM

Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He's getting a rest after starting 35 straight games in left field. Scott Van Slyke is in left Friday in Kemp's place.
Jul 4 - 4:35 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, there is "nothing going on" between the Red Sox and Matt Kemp.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported Sunday that the Red Sox "spent significant time" scouting Kemp at Dodgers games last week, but Bradford heard from a source Monday that there is "no momentum" toward a trade. Kemp is batting .274/.333/.460 with seven home runs and five stolen bases in 67 games this season for Los Angeles. He's making $21 million in 2014 and is owed $107 million between 2015-2019.
Source: WEEI
Jun 23 - 12:01 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox "spent significant time" scouting Matt Kemp last week.

The Red Sox would like another right-handed bat and are evidently interested in Kemp, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told Cafardo that he's not going to trade the outfielder. Colletti's feeling is that, even with a big contract, Kemp's right-handed power is too valuable to part with.
Source: Boston Globe
Jun 22 - 10:47 AM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, an RBI double and an additional double Wednesday against the Rockies.

He also scored a run in another successful conquest of Jorge De La Rosa, against whom he bats .419. Kemp came into the night hitting .400 with 10 RBI in his last 12 games, a stretch, if you include tonight, that has seen his batting average jump from .245 to .276. That benching last month is a distant memory. Kemp has accumulated seven homers and 27 RBI over 64 games.
Jun 19 - 1:32 AM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Rockies.

Kemp came into the night batting .424 in his last 10 games, a stretch in which he'd posted six multi-hit games. He didn't quite get there tonight, but he offered his seventh round-tripper as penance. Kemp's average is up to .267 (it was at .245 11 games ago), while he's produced 25 RBI in 63 games.
Jun 18 - 2:08 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

The homer ended a drought that stretched back to May 10. He's now 10-for-24 with four extra-base hits and seven walks in his last eight games.
Jun 14 - 1:50 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk and drove in the Dodgers lone run in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Kemp hasn't homered in a month, but he is 8-for-20 with two triples, a double and seven walks over his last seven games. We're not sure what exactly the Dodgers will do when Carl Crawford gets back, but they need Kemp's bat in the lineup.
Jun 12 - 4:02 PM

Matt Kemp was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Reds for arguing balls and strikes.

Kemp struck out on a called third strike in the second inning and was clearly frustrated. It was his fifth strikeout in six plate appearances dating back to Tuesday.
Jun 11 - 7:41 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-2 with a two-run triple, and the Dodgers won a rain-shortened contest against the Rockies by a score of 6-1 on Sunday.

The game was called after the top of the sixth inning, so most players only got two at-bats before the heavens opened up. Kemp made the most of his, lacing a two-RBI triple -- his second of the year -- and also singling in the game. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly still refuses to play him in center -- Scott Van Slyke got the start there Sunday -- but if his bat's in the lineup, that's all that matters to (most) fantasy owners.
Jun 8 - 11:02 PM

Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 0-for-12 since rejoining the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Well, you can't bench an everyday player for five days for no good reason and expect him to come out firing on all cylinders. Hopefully, his bat comes around this weekend, but one wonders if he's going to be sat down again on Saturday because of his slump.
May 31 - 1:51 AM

Matt Kemp will start in left field again Thursday against the Pirates.

Kemp made his first start in left field since 2006 on Wednesday and should continue to see regular playing time there moving forward. The 29-year-old went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday and is batting .255/.317/.438 with five home runs, 13 RBI, and five stolen bases through 44 games this season.
May 29 - 5:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chone Figgins
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Scott Elbert
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia