Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been all over the news so far this off-season. Whether it’s trade rumors or rumors about who he’s dating, the 29-year-old has been a main storyline in the Dodgers off-season dealings.
Coming off ankle and shoulder surgeries, Kemp recently told Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com that he’s out of a walking boot while his twice surgically repaired shoulder is back to where it is before he hurt it the first time. After his 2011 MVP runner-up campaign, injuries have plagued Kemp in 2012 and last season as he only played in 179 games the past two seasons.
However, Kemp is a perfect bounce back candidate for the Dodgers in 2014, granted he’s with the team the entire season. The Dodgers reportedly have no plans to trade an outfielder at the moment, but it can definitely change in the coming months.
A few days ago, Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp talked to Nick Hamilton from SportsSpeak about his upcoming season and even had something to say about his good friend, Kemp. Like so many, the A’s outfielder wants to see Kemp healthy again and believes that he’s capable of putting up quite a season in 2014.
Here’s what Crisp had to say and his hopes for Kemp in the upcoming season: