In this Dodgers rumors and news update, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is open to the possibility of a trade if it means he can find a team where he can play every day.
According to ESPN.com news services, "the outfielder's agent, former major league pitcher Dave Stewart, said that Kemp wants to be an everyday center fielder and if the Dodgers cannot make that happen, Kemp would be open to a trade, according to a report from FoxSports.com."
Stewart indicates that Kemp's biggest focus is having a chance to play his trade for a team that will slot him into their regular starting lineup going forward - especially if that moves him back to his original position of center field.
"Whatever they want to do we're favorable to, as long as it gives him an opportunity to play every day," Stewart told FoxSports.com, via ESPN. "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 is currently batting .269 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs this season and has come under fire for perceived weaknesses in his defense over the first few months of the season. If his production continues to slip, his deal could prove extremely hard to move. He currently has $107 million left on his contract through 2019.
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