MLB Trade Deadline: Dodgers won't trade Matt Kemp before deadline

The Los Angeles Dodgers did their best to find a new home for outfielder Matt Kemp in the weeks prior to tomorrow's non-waiver trade deadline. However, their efforts will reportedly come up fruitless.

According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, Kemp will remain a Dodger for the foreseeable future:

With five years and $107 million left on his deal, the former Baseball America Player of the Year comes with an extremely hefty price tag for any team looking to acquire him. The 29-year-old outfielder has been in a groove as of late, hitting .529 with two home runs and seven RBIs this past week.

However, consistency has been an issue for Kemp the past two seasons, both at the plate and in the outfield. While the Dodgers were rumored to be willing to eat a significant portion of Kemp's deal to offload him, it appears they weren't willing to take on enough to facilitate a deal before tomorrow's deadline.


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