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MLB Moves: Rockies Sign Matt Kemp to Minor League Deal, Red Sox Add Caleb Simpson to Player Pool

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MLB Moves: Rockies Sign Matt Kemp to Minor League Deal, Red Sox Add Caleb Simpson to Player Pool

2020-07-05 11:11:46

 

-MLB Release posted by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Images: Outfielder Matt Kemp homers with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Image Source: David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Matt Kemp on a Minor League contract. Kemp will be added to Colorado’s 60-man player pool and will wear #25. An updated version of Colorado’s player pool roster is attached.

• Kemp, 35, is a three-time All-Star (2011-12, 2018) who has batted .285 (1,780-for-6,248) with 932 runs scored, 335 doubles, 37 triples, 281 home runs and 1,010 RBI over parts of 14 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-NL (2006-14, 2018), San Diego (2015-16), Atlanta (2016-17) and Cincinnati (2019) … played 20 games for the Reds last season, batting .200 (12-for-60) with one home run and five RBI … attended Major League Spring Training with the Miami Marlins prior to the March 13 shutdown, and batted .143 (4-for-28) with two RBI and two walks across 11 Grapefruit League games.

• A two-time Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner (won both awards in 2009 and 2011), Kemp finished second in MVP voting in 2011 after batting .324 (195-for-602) and leading the National League with 115 runs scored and 39 home runs … led all of MLB with 126 RBI … in his career at Coors Field, Kemp has batted .327 (109-for-333) with 63 runs, 23 doubles, five triples, 21 home runs and 77 RBI … the 21 home runs in Denver are tied with Sammy Sosa for the second-most opponent home runs in Coors Field history (most: Barry Bonds, 26) … his 77 opponent RBI at the ballpark rank second behind Adrian González (88).

On Saturday, the Boston Red Sox added right-handed pitcher Caleb Simpson to their Club Player Pool. He will participate in Major League Summer Camp as a non-roster invitee.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

The Red Sox have 49 players in their Club Player Pool, including 37 members of the 40-man roster and 12 non-roster invitees.

BOSTON RED SOX CLUB PLAYER POOL (49)

PITCHERS (25): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Heath Hembree, Darwinzon Hernandez, Brian Johnson, Robinson Leyer, Chris Mazza, Collin McHugh, Josh Osich, Martín Pérez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Mike Shawaryn, Caleb Simpson, Jeffrey Springs, Domingo Tapia, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Marcus Walden, Ryan Weber, Brandon Workman

CATCHERS (6): Jett Bandy, Juan Centeno, Jonathan Lucroy, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

INFIELDERS (11): Jonathan Araúz, Xander Bogaerts, C.J. Chatham, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Marco Hernández, Tzu-Wei Lin, Mitch Moreland, Yairo Muñoz, José Peraza

OUTFIELDERS (7): John Andreoli, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez, Kevin Pillar, César Puello, Alex Verdugo

 

 

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