According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, former Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Miami Marlins to help fill their holes in the outfield.
Kemp’s deal is a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
If you follow Matt Kemp on his Instagram, he’s been working out and enjoying life to the best that he can:
Moreover, if you follow Kemp on IG, you also know that he’s been working on reinventing himself as an option at first base.
Kemp was spotted looking for a job at the winter meetings in San Diego, so his efforts must have impressed the Marlins enough to extend him this deal.
At 35 years old, Kemp still has a ways to go to build his value to a major league team. Last season with Cincinnati, injuries and general ineffectiveness limited the Oklahoma native to a .200/.210/.283 slash line for the Reds after being traded there along with Yasiel Puig by Los Angeles. He was released in early May before signing with the Mets for a short period.
Now he reunites with his former manager in Don Mattingly with a chance to shine in south beach.