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  1. Report: Red Sox contemplating trading for Matt Kemp

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    According to an ESPN report, the Red Sox are considering a trade that could bring Matt Kemp to Boston.

  2. Mariners’ interest in Matt Kemp is “very real”

    Jul 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

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    The Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales from the Twins on Thursday for right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor, and they’re not done trying to beef up their offense.

  3. The Dodgers are going bananas with triples against the Giants

    Jul 26, 2014, 12:28 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Triples galore for the Dodgers in San Francisco on Friday night.

  4. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez return to Dodgers’ lineup

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez are back. Making things even more interesting, Puig will play center field.

  5. Five teams are showing interest in Matt Kemp

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    No word on whether the Dodgers are one of them.

  6. Dodgers get good news on Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig

    Jul 21, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    X-rays on the hands of Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig came back negative.

  7. Yasiel Puig out Sunday night with bruise on left hand

    Jul 20, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig was removed from Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Cardinals after taking a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand and will sit out of Sunday night’s series finale in St. Louis.

  8. Matt Kemp wants to be the Dodgers’ center fielder or he’s open to being traded

    Jul 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Kemp is making $21 million this season and is owned another $21 million in 2015 followed by $21.5 million per season from 2016-2019.

  9. Carl Crawford activated from disabled list; will return as a bench player

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    Carl Crawford was the Dodgers’ primary left fielder prior to landing on the disabled list in late May with a left ankle sprain, but now he’s a really expensive bench player.

  10. Carl Crawford is ready to return, but the Dodgers aren’t planning to play him

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Carl Crawford’s ankle injury led to Matt Kemp coming off the bench and rejoining the Dodgers’ starting lineup, but now that Crawford is ready to return it sounds like he’ll be the one on the bench most days.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Corey Kluber

    It’s Corey Kluber’s world. We’re all just living in it. We had no idea we were, though, because most of us don’t pay a heck of a lot of attention to Corey Kluber. Like, how are we supposed to know it’s his world anyway? What are we, psychic? Put up a sign.

  12. All quiet on the Matt Kemp-Red Sox front

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    It’s a big trade a lot of people want to see. Except, you know, the teams involved.

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

  14. Carl Crawford “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford was eligible to come off the disabled list last week, but he’s not close to returning from an ankle injury and Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Dodgers outfielder “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery.

  15. Scott Van Slyke is thriving next to the Dodgers’ big-name, high-priced outfielders

    Jun 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Van Slyke Dodgers

    There’s been lots of talk about the Dodgers having four big-name outfielders for three starting spots, but while everyone debates how manager Don Mattingly should divvy up the playing time among Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier a different outfielder has been the most productive in the bunch.

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  17. Don Mattingly really, really doesn’t want to play Matt Kemp in center field

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Here’s how much Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is committed to keeping Matt Kemp from playing center field: Not only is Mattingly regularly playing Andre Ethier there despite his clearly being stretched range-wise, yesterday Scott Van Slyke got the nod in center field while Kemp remained in left field.

  18. Matt Kemp gets first start in left field since 2006

    May 28, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Carl Crawford suffered an ugly left ankle sprain Tuesday while chasing after a ball, so the Dodgers are rolling with Matt Kemp in left field in their series finale Wednesday night against the visiting Reds. Kemp, who had been on the bench for five straight games, last played left field as a rookie in 2006.

  19. Carl Crawford is injured, so Matt Kemp will get off the Dodgers’ bench

    May 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Carl Crawford left last night’s game with a sprained ankle and is likely headed to the disabled list, which means the Dodgers are down to three healthy big-name outfielders and Matt Kemp–who sat out five straight games as a healthy scratch–is no longer relegated to bench duties.

  20. Hanley Ramirez returns to Dodgers’ lineup after missing four straight games with sore calf

    May 27, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Hanley Ramirez is back in the Dodgers’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing four games with a lower left leg injury.

  21. Matt Kemp, benched by Dodgers: “I just want to play, man”

    May 27, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Benched yesterday for a fourth straight game, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times: “I just want to play, man.”

  22. The Red Sox are exploring the outfielder trade market

    May 27, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Victorino, Gomes, Bradley and Sizemore ain’t exactly cutting it.

  23. Are Matt Kemp’s days as a regular center fielder numbered?

    May 24, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp has shown diminished range in center field after ankle surgery.

  24. Are the Dodgers going to trade an outfielder?

    May 15, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Last season it wasn’t an issue because at least one player was always hurt, but this season the Dodgers have four very good outfielders for three starting spots with Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier.

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