Agent says report Craig Kimbrel could sit out 2019 season is 'wholly inaccurate'

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Craig Kimbrel, a free agent, could sit out 2019 if he doesn’t receive the contract he’s looking for. (NBC Sports Boston)
Craig Kimbrel, a free agent, could sit out 2019 if he doesn’t receive the contract he’s looking for. (NBC Sports Boston)

There are still a few big name free agents left on the market. Bryce Harper and Craig Kimbrel are still looking for homes. Things have gotten so dire that a report Saturday suggested the 30-year-old Kimbrel could sit out the 2019 season if he doesn’t get the offer he’s looking for.

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Kimbrel’s agent, David Meter, has refuted that report, calling it “wholly inaccurate.”

An earlier report by CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden, suggested Kimbrel would sit out the entire season if he didn’t get the deal he was seeking. Kimbrel is reportedly looking for a six-year deal worth $100 million. According to Bowden, multiple general managers across the league say Kimbrel’s price hasn’t come down.

Last year with the Boston Red Sox, Kimbrel finished with a 2.74 ERA and 42 saves. Boston already announced that it isn’t interested in bringing Kimbrel back in 2019. The Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins expressed interest in the veteran closer, but it doesn’t look like other teams are willing to sign Kimbrel at his price.

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