Your nominee for biggest jerk prospect of the year

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Is the Rays’ Josh Sale. Who, as Deadspin reports, bragged on his Facebook page about throwing loose change at a stripper and then, using crappy grammar, called her a “hoe.”

Too bad he’s hurt and hasn’t played a game this year. He’d fit nicely on a team that features Josh Leuke and Yunel Escobar.

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?