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Report: “Nothing to” reports of a possible Matt Kemp/Red Sox trade

Dec 9, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

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There was renewed chatter over the weekend about the Red Sox possibly making a play for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears from major league sources that there’s “nothing to” the reports. In fact two sources said the two sides have “barely touched base.”

Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times yesterday that he would “be surprised” if his client wasn’t traded, but it’s fair to wonder whether health concerns will get in the way of a deal. The 29-year-old is coming off shoulder and ankle surgeries and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on MLB Network Radio today that he’s unlikely to be 100 percent for the start of spring training.

Kemp still has six years and $128 million remaining on his contract. The Dodgers would almost certainly have to pick up some of his salary in order to move him.

  1. detectivejimmymcnulty - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Expect Kemp to the Sox in 24-48 hours.

  2. pastabelly - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Still in a walking boot. For now, damaged goods.

  3. uscthom78 - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Is Eklund now in the baseball trade rumor business?

  4. kingkershaw - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Yes yes yes!!!!!

  5. skinnyca3sar - Dec 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Omar!!!

  6. dinofrank60 - Dec 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    No.

    If Kemp goes, Ned better go with him!

  7. xjokerz - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    “Report: “Nothing to” reports of a possible Matt Kemp/Red Sox trade”

    that’s where this article should stop.

  8. pisano - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    That’s a hell of a contract to take on. I thought the Sox learned from the Carl Crawford fiasco, and by the way, Kemp isn’t 100 %, I’d think real hard on this one.

  9. ienjoysensi - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Pisano are you really talking about the red sox screwing up with long contracts ? Aren’t you a Yankees fan ? You know the team that you have to be 30 and up to play for … The team with one of the worst farms in baseball…. Yankees should finish 3rd at best in the division. Rays and orioles are both better. Enjoy cc.

  10. MyTeamsAllStink - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Wish the Dodgers could unload Ethier first before Kemp.I still think Kemp once he gets back to 100% is still one of the top 5 players in baseball.

    • spc7ray - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      I would really rather they trade Crawford and eat the money–I really think Crawford is just in the way–There are teams that would take him if we ate the money–We do NOT even need him

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