The Cincinnati Reds announced on Saturday that they had released All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp.  He is currently on the DL with a broken rib.

Kemp, who was traded to the Reds in the off-season as a part of the Yasiel Puig deal, was hitting just .200 through 20 games this season.

The timing of the move is a little bit surprising.  Sure Kemp is hurt and off to a slow start, but he’s coming off of a resurgent season where he hit .290 with 21 home runs and 85 runs driven in.

There’s more to this story.  Who knows whether it will ever come out, but you don’t cut a veteran coming off an All-Star season after just 20 games.

Kemp should get another chance and it likely won’t take long for that to happen.

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