Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti says he is not shopping outfielder Matt Kemp and would like to add more pitching before today's trade deadline, but is not willing to give up top prospects to get it.
Colletti also said that no matter who the Dodgers want in a possible trade, prospects such as outfielder Joc Pederson, infielder Corey Seager or pitcher Julio Urias will be staying with the organization.
“We're not in the market to trade any of the three, period,” Colletti said, via the Los Angeles Times. “There's been no player discussed that warrants two of the three.”
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Kemp, who is 12-for-19 during the Dodgers' five-game winning streak, is now hitting .288 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI.
"No one's ever heard me say we're shopping Matt Kemp. That's all in another world,” Colletti said. “It's not like our needs are excessive. We're trying to take it from good to great, perhaps. It's not like we've got many holes to fill.”
The Dodgers lead the National League West by three games over the San Francisco Giants.
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