Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles have had further discussions with the Dodgers about a possible Matt Kemp trade. He says the Padres and Mariners are still involved as well.
The other day the Orioles downplayed reports of talks, calling them “preliminary.” Well, now I’d guess they’re, um, liminary.
Kemp, 30, still has five years and $107 million remaining on his contract. He also has a recent injury history which could slow things down with the Orioles who, infamously, flunked Grant Balfour on his physical last year and are thought to have some fairly high and possibly confusing medical clearance standards by some in the business.
But it sure sounds like Matt Kemp is getting moved soon.