Dodgers' Matt Kemp open to trade if not every day centerfielder

Thursday July 17th, 2014

The agent of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says his client isn't opposed to being traded, especially if he is not going to be the team's every day centerfielder, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Kemp is represented by Dave Stewart, a former major-league pitcher who won the 1989 World Series MVP with the Oakland Athletics.

The Los Angeles outfield is crowded with Carl Crawford, who returned from the disabled list last week, Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke.

Kemp has started the last month in left field and is hitting .269 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and a .330 on-base percentage this season.

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“Whatever they want to do we’re favorable to, as long as it gives him an opportunity to play every day,” Stewart said to FOX Sports. "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, 29, still has $107 million left on his eight-year, $160 million deal he signed in 2011.

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