Jeff Kent
Jeff Kent
Jeff Kent
Jeff Kent
50-Year-Old 2B
Free Agent
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LEAGUE: Free Agent    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    DOB: 3/7/1968    Show Contract
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Retired from baseball in January of 2009.
Jeff Kent: Opts to Retire
2BFree Agent  
January 21, 2009
Kent will retire from baseball on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
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  1. Jeff Kent 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Kent's contract expired at the end of 2008 and after batting just .280/.327/.418 in a season limited to 440 at-bats due to a late-season knee injury, he seems headed toward retirement. Kent won't return to the Dodgers, though should an AL team express interest in his services as a DH, Kent could be tempted to give it one final go. Either way, his days of 500 at-bats and 100 RBI are long gone.
  2. Jeff Kent 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Kent is a future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and while he may be old (40 in March) and a liability in the field, the bat is still there. Kent batted .302/.375/.500 and his .875 OPS was second in all of baseball (to Chase Utley) for second basemen. In order to keep him fresh for the second half, Kent was rested quite a bit last year (136 games played), but he should still be good for .290-20-80 next year in the final year of his contract.
  3. Jeff Kent 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Kent was plagued by a sore right wrist last off-season and a ribcage injury for much of 2006, so at age 39 (as of Opening Day 2007), it's likely his best days are behind him. Consequently, after having averaged 28 homers and 110 RBI in the preceeding nine seasons, Kent's fantasy numbers were down in 2006. Look more closely, though, as an .862 OPS for a second baseman is still very good, and Kent did finish strong, with .900-plus OPS months in August and September. Keep him near the top of your second base cheatsheets and hope for a healthy 2007 hitting behind Rafael Furcal, Juan Pierre and Nomar Garciaparra.
  4. Jeff Kent 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Kent didn't tail off as much as we might have expected last year with the move to Dodger Stadium. At age 38 this year, the odds of a decline are steepening. One cautionary note: Kent had a sore right wrist that needed examination by a specialist in December.
  5. Jeff Kent 2005 Preseason Outlook
    Kent bounced back form a slight dip in his stats in 2003 and had another solid season in 2004. His numbers should take a hit moving to Dodger Stadium from Houston's Minute Maid Park, but he'll still be a good source of power at second base. He could also play other positions around the infield with the Dodgers.
  6. Jeff Kent 2004 Preseason Outlook
    An injured wrist forced Kent to the disabled list for nearly a month in 2003 and limited his power output in the weeks following his return to action. He slugged .435 in June and .353 in July, but then returned to form by slugging .543 in August and .526 in September. Presuming a return to full-health, look for Kent's slugging percentage to return closer to customary levels, and for another 100-RBI season.
  7. Jeff Kent 2003 Preseason Outlook
    Perhaps the best hitter playing second base in baseball today. In his six years playing second base for the Giants, Kent averaged .297-29-115 per season - awesome for his position in the field. He turns 35 in the spring, but there's no reason to believe he doesn't have at least one or two more years like that in him.
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Jeff Kent: Opts to Retire
2BFree Agent  
January 21, 2009
Kent will retire from baseball on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
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Jeff Kent: Files for Free Agency
2BFree Agent  
November 5, 2008
Kent filed for free agency on Wednesday, the Dodgers' official site reports.
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2BLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 26, 2008
Kent (knee) hit a two-run homer in Friday night's extra inning loss to the Giants.
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Jeff Kent: Playoff Role Uncertain
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 25, 2008
Kent (knee) may not be on the Dodgers' postseason roster if he is unable to play the field defensively, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Jeff Kent: Activated, But Will Come Off Bench
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 22, 2008
Kent (knee) has been activated from the disabled list and will spend the rest of the year as a pinch-hitter, the Dodgers' official site reports.
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