In today's Dodgers trade rumors and news update, the Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking out potential trade suitors in an attempt to offload outfielder Matt Kemp before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
According to ESPN baseball writer Danny Knobler, the Dodgers are currently doing what they can to find value for Kemp on the market:
Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) July 22, 2014
With controversy arising in Los Angeles over both Kemp's sagging fortunes at the plate and his stated desire to play center field (or at least start in the outfield), Kemp's situation has many baseball pundits wondering if he could end up being a huge distraction to the team heading into the season's final two months.
The Dodgers are currently without serious suitors for Kemp, mostly due to the five-plus years and almost $110 million left on his deal. Teams like the Yankees and Rangers could end up being potential fits under the right circumstances, but all of that is purely speculative at this juncture.
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