Strike…three? From Kemp’s letter to Atlanta: "After taking some time to reflect on my career, and the ups and downs I’ve experienced since my MVP-caliber season in 2011, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I had begun to lose some of my love for the game.” Which actually goes a long way toward explaining bizarrely — some would say intentionally — unproductive at-bats such as this one.

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Un-Kemped: Padres send sluggish slugger to Braves

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“For a long time,” says Padres executionary chairman Rod Fouler, “the word around Major League Baseball was that the San Diego Padres couldn’t pay to get someone to take Matt Kemp off their hands. Giant ...

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