Kemp Doesn't Want MVP If Ryan Braun Loses Appeal

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp doesn't believe he should be given the National League Most Valuable Player Award if the actual winner of the award, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, loses his appeal of a 50-game suspension for a positive performance-enhancing drug test.

"I feel like that would be by default...I wish I would've won it just by them voting me and me being the MVP...That would be special," Kemp said Tuesday.

Kemp finished second to Braun in balloting for the award after batting .324 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs last season.

"I know Braun. We have always been cool and we have been friends. He is one of my favorite players in the big leagues. I hope it's not true."

Braun is scheduled to report to Brewers training camp on Friday and is still awaiting word whether he'll be suspended for the first 50 games of the season.

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