Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Dodgers: Kemp, Hudson already working out

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp won his first Gold Glove today but was already looking ahead to his next.

Dodgerslogo “People’s expectations -- I’m supposed to win a Gold Glove every year,” Kemp said. “I have to be better next year.”

So, like second baseman Orlando Hudson, the other Dodger who was awarded a Gold Glove, Kemp has already started working out to prepare himself for next season.

“No time to rest, man,” said Kemp, who was third in the majors with 14 assists in his first season as the Dodgers’ primary center fielder.

For Hudson, the Gold Glove was his fourth. Hudson admitted that he was unsure he would return from a season-ending wrist injury he suffered last year, saying, “I thought I was done.”

Hudson, who lost his starting position to Ronnie Belliard in the final weeks of the regular season, is a free agent and said he hasn’t had any contact with the Dodgers since they were eliminated from the playoffs. But Hudson wouldn’t rule out re-signing with the Dodgers, saying, “I would be interested in coming back. I wouldn’t close the door.”

Jason Schmidt, who is expected to retire this winter, filed for free agency. In the final year of his three-year, $47-million contract, Schmidt returned from a major shoulder operation and was 2-2 with a 5.60 earned-run average in four starts.

-- Dylan Hernandez

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: