Kemp was on the 10-day IL with a broken rib.
The Cincinnati Reds have released veteran outfielder Matt Kemp, the team announced on Saturday.
Kemp, 34, had appeared in just 20 games this season and was on the 10-day injured list with a broken rib. The three-time All-Star was acquired during the offseason in a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that also brought Yasiel Puig to Cincinnati.
Kemp was posting a disappointing .200/.210/.283 batting line with one home run and five RBIs this season.
The Reds also optioned Scott Schebler to Triple-A Louisville and recalled left-hander Cody Reed. Schebler was hitting .123 with 27 strikeouts in 81 at-bats.
Reed, 26, was 1-2 with 3.21 ERA overall at Louisville.