Mariners Express Interest In Matt Kemp

The Mariners have expressed interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  It was reported last week that the Dodgers are open to moving Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Carl Crawford this winter.

Kemp, 29, nearly won the National League MVP in 2011 and was selected to the All-Star team in 2012 but hit only .270/.328/.395 in 290 PA for the Dodgers in 2013.  The outfielder still has plenty of trade value, but he is owed $128MM through the 2019 season and Los Angeles may have to foot some of the bill if they move him.  Health has been an issue for Kemp in recent years – he played 106 games in 2012 and just 73 last season.  Of course, the Dodgers can afford to move one of their outfielders thanks to last year's emergence of Yasiel Puig.


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