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Matt Kemp wants to play into his 40s

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Veteran outfielder/designated hitter Matt Kemp isn't eyeing the finish line just yet.

Kemp, 36, told MLB Network Radio on Friday that he still has goals he wants to reach before calling it a career.

"One of my goals coming into the minor leagues and eventually making it to the major leagues was to play as long as I could," Kemp said. "Some of my best friends have played up until 38, 39, and even 40.

"That's always been one of my goals, is to at least play until I'm 40."

The three-time All-Star says he's also fueled by the pursuit of a championship.

"I still haven't won a World Series yet," he added. "So that was always one of the main goals for me, and as long as I can continue to help a team win and do some great things in the game of baseball, I'm going to continue to do this thing until I can't do it anymore."

Kemp signed a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies in July after being released by the Miami Marlins in late June.

Primarily serving the Rockies in an offensive role after the National League adopted the DH for the 2020 season, Kemp hit .239/.326/.419 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 43 games.

Kemp is an impending free agent, and MLB has not committed to whether or not the NL will keep the DH going forward.

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