Dodgers reportedly trying to trade Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig
Dodgers fans better get used to the idea of not seeing Matt Kemp and/or Yasiel Puig in Dodger Blue next season.
Los Angeles has a surplus of outfield options and is looking to stay under the luxury tax, which has led them to explore trades for both Puig and Kemp. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand says the Dodgers are even “actively trying to trade” the players.
According to a source, the Dodgers are actively trying to trade Yasiel Puig and/or Matt Kemp.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 12, 2018
Kemp is due $21.5 million next season, so he would be tough to move unless the Dodgers throw in a significant amount of money. Though he batted .290 with an .818 OPS last season, an acquiring team could be wary of how he will play for a new team considering how much he likes Los Angeles.
Puig is set to make around $11 million in arbitration and has previously been mentioned by us as a trade candidate due to the Dodgers’ desire to trim payroll.
Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor are all players who could roam the outfield for the Dodgers.