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Kemp opened his 2012 campaign as the hottest hitter in the league. He quickly propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to the best record in the league.
Since going down for the second time with a nagging hamstring, LA has begun to sputter.
In order to stave off the heating-up Giants and remain the NL West's leading contender, they may need to trade for some bats to make up fr the lost production in Kemp's absence.
Like, for example, getting no-hit by a collection of Seattle Mariners pitchers several days ago.
One cheap option is Houston's OF/1B Carlos Lee who, for a veteran player, still has a strong amount of power left in hi swing. He is no Kemp defensively, but that's not why the Dodgers would acquire him.
Minnesota's Denard Span is a second option.
He doesn't have as as much pop, but he can hit for average and is quick on the bases.
Baserunning and defense never hurts, and though the Twins will be in the market for young talent, the Dodgers can afford to unload a couple of prospects.