NEW YORK (CBS Sports) — The rumor is making the Internet rounds, and though we’re neither able to confirm or deny it here, it can’t hurt to discuss it.
The “it” being that former NL MVP Jeff Kent will reportedly be on Survivor: Philippines. This report comes from survivorfever.net in a listing of cast members (they have five so far) for the upcoming 25th season. It will air on CBS starting in September.
Kent, 44, retired from baseball after the 2008 season. He was a five-time All-Star and finished in the top 10 of MVP voting four times — including winning the award in 2000.
Kent would easily be the most accomplished athlete to ever play Survivor. There have been a few former athletes on the show, the most accomplished being either former NFL tackle Steve Wright or former NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom, but Kent is a Hall of Fame candidate.
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