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Agent: Dodgers not planning to trade Kemp

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The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to keep All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp, his agent Dave Stewart said Wednesday.

Stewart said he met with Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti on Wednesday and was told the team plans to keep Kemp rather than trade him.

"He said that they're not going to move him," Stewart said, via the Los Angeles Times.

Stewart said Kemp is pleased with the news.

"He never wanted to leave," Stewart said.

The Dodgers have talked to several teams about Kemp during the winter meetings and earlier in this offseason, according to ESPN.com, and had even said they would take on some of the $128 million remaining on the center fielder's contract over the next six seasons.

The 29-year-old Kemp is recovering from surgeries on his shoulder and ankle this winter, after a season in which he spent three lengthy stays on the disabled list.

Kemp played in a career-low 73 games, hit just six home runs and slugged a career-low .395 -- more than 100 points lower than his career slugging percentage going into the season.
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