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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘The wall won’ _ Kemp tries to revive career with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Fans of The Clash, The Bobby Fuller Four and the Cincinnati Reds can agree Matt Kemp had the quote of the year after he broke a rib chasing a flyball last April.

“I fought the wall, and the wall won,” Kemp said.

He broke a rib and missed the final five months of the season. Now, at 35, the three-time All-Star outfielder is mounting a comeback with the Miami Marlins.

Kemp waves off the idea Miami is where great outfielder careers come to die. Three-time All-Star Curtis Granderson batted .183 with the Marlins in his final season last year. Seven-time major league hits leader Ichiro Suzuki hit .256 in his final three full seasons with Miami in 2015-17.

Pete Reiser scoffs at one encounter with a wall…..

 

QLE Posted: February 26, 2020 at 01:04 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: comebacks, hitting the wall, matt kemp

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Marlins agree to minor league deal with former Dodgers All-Star Matt Kemp

Still looking for answers offensively, the Miami Marlins are hoping they’ve found a reclamation project who can help contribute in the outfield.

The Marlins have agreed to a minor league contract with former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, a source confirmed to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A three-time All-Star, Kemp will receive an invitation to major league spring training and have an opportunity to make the team.

Kemp met with team officials last week during the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego.

The deal reunites Kemp, 35, with former manager Don Mattingly. The Marlins skipper coached Kemp for four seasons (2011-14) in Los Angeles during his previous stint as the Dodgers manager.

Mind you, the Marlins being the Marlins, promotion to the majors might not be particularly difficult…..

 

QLE Posted: December 19, 2019 at 01:38 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, matt kemp

 

 

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