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Dodgers: Matt Kemp to Play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics

There are few players virtually loved in Los Angeles like the Dodgers Matt Kemp. After so many years of success with the franchise, Kemp was traded away back in the Winter of 2014. But it was his return to LA that reignited the love for Matty.

Kemp was traded back to the Dodgers from the Braves in the winter of 2017. He would go on to make the 2018 All-Star Game in one of the best comeback stories of the entire MLB season. He finished out the year with one of the best offensive seasons since his glory days in Los Angeles. 



This week, the former Dodgers outfielder told David Vassegh some very exciting news. Kemp will be joining up with manager Mike Scioscia to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics this year. The games kick off in Tokyo in late July. 

While most of the Team USA roster has been a bit of a mystery so far, at least we know we’ll get to see Kemp play again. After being traded from the Dodgers in 2018, Kemp bounced around the National League before becoming a free agent after the 2020 season. 

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Former Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia will be at the helm and has already said he wants a very specific roster build. Scioscia is looking to add in a mix of veteran talent with some young guns. I think we know where Matt falls in! 

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  1. I’ve always been a Matt Kemp fan and believe part of his resurgence was due to better conditioning. I hope he is in good shape for this summers’ games. If he is he can be a domknating force, if he isn’t it could be embarrassing.

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