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27 Matt Kemp LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 9/23/1984 | Birthplace: Midwest City, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $20,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/93 | Average Draft Position: 94.42
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Dodgers complete Matt Kemp deal with Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9:16 pm ET) The Dodgers and Padres have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. News that the deal had finally come together was first reported by Yahoo!

The trade has been in the works for some time, but was dependent on Kemp passing a physical. It was reported early Thursday that Kemp's physical revealed arthritic hips. The Padres had to to figure out insurance on the contract, which is why it took so long for the deal to go through.

Catcher Tim Federowicz will also head to San Diego in the deal. The Dodgers will send $32 million over as well. 

In return, Los Angeles is set to receive catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Weiland and Zach Eflin. Eflin is expected to be flipped to Philadelphia for shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

The 30-year-old Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 over 541 at-bats last year. Kemp is set to earn a little over $21 million in each of the next five seasons. 


Issue with Matt Kemp's physical not expected to derail trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:09 pm ET) While several sources said there is an issue with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp's physical, which is holding up a trade with the Padres, it isn't believed the issue will derail the deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

There is no evidence the Padres are trying to rework the trade. For now, it is believed the Padres people are studying the findings from Kemp's physical, with the likelihood that they'll go to insurers to see whether the issue or issues discovered can be reasonably insured.

USA Today reported Thursday Kemp's physical revealed severe arthritis in both hips.


Report: Padres-Dodgers trade delayed following Kemp's physical


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:08 pm ET) The Padres are mulling whether or not to finalize the trade for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp after his physical revealed severe arthritis in both hips, a person familiar with the diagnosis told USA Today. The source spoke to USA Today on the condition of anonymity.

The Padres and Dodgers agreed to a trade last week that would send Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million to San Diego for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitching prospects Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.

However, after Kemp's physical Tuesday, Padres' physicians are now discussing whether the arthritis would impact his career.

If the Padres choose to void the trade, then it would impact the Dodgers' trade with the Phillies for shortstop Jimmy Rollins since the deal included Eflin.

While the USA Today report has surfaced, Kemp's agent -- Junior Spivey -- told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go." Although, Spivey added he has not heard from the Padres since Kemp took his physical Tuesday.


Report: Dodgers, Padres trying to recruit third team for Kemp deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Dodgers and Padres are still working on a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, but they are now trying to involve a third team since the two sides are struggling to work out a deal, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.

Orioles, Rangers, Mariners out of Matt Kemp Sweepstakes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Tuesday, the Orioles, Rangers and Mariners have all backed out of the Matt Kemp Sweepstakes.

All three teams were considered "early players" in the offseason, and now it appears as if the Padres are the most likely landing spot if the Dodgers decide to trade Kemp. Heyman reported earlier in the day that both sides are still in talks.

Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 with 25 homers and 89 RBI over 599 at-bats in 2014.


Dodgers, Padres still in talks about Kemp-Grandal deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Padres continue to talk with the Dodgers about a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, as it appears San Diego is the most likely landing spot if Los Angeles decides to deal Kemp, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One deal being discussed would involve the Dodgers receiving catcher Yasmani Grandal and starting pitcher prospect Zach Elfin, sources said.


Report: Padres' Grandal being offered in trade talks for Kemp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Padres are looking like the most likely destination for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale. The Padres are offering catcher Yasmani Grandal and another player in a deal for Kemp, who is still owed $107 million over the next five years.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported last week the Padres were one of three teams showing interest in Kemp. The other two were the Orioles and Mariners.


Report: Dodgers insisted on Mariners' Walker, Paxton in Kemp deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) The Mariners and Dodgers were close to a deal that would have sent outfielder Matt Kemp to Seattle before the Dodgers insisted on receiving either Taijuan Walker or James Paxton in the trade, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

This turn of events reportedly happened before the Mariners brought Nelson Cruz into the fold, making it seem less likely that the team would acquiesce to the Dodgers' demands at this point. However, the Mariners' one big need heading into the Winter Meetings remains run-producing right fielder who can bat right-handed, and if they ultimately don't wind up signing Melky Cabrera, a Kemp trade could conceivably end up back on the table at some point this offseason.


Dodgers still talking to three teams about Kemp trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Dodgers are still engaged with three teams in trade talks regarding outfielder Matt Kemp, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Orioles are one team showing interest in Kemp, but once source said Baltimore appears to be "nowhere" in the discussion. Sources added the two sides are apart on both dollars and player compensation. Kemp has five years and $107 million left on his contract.

The Mariners and Padres have also talked to the Dodgers about Kemp, but it appears little progress has been made with those two teams as well.

Other rivals suggest the Dodgers appear reluctant to make a deal, so Kemp might stay with Los Angeles.


Report: Kemp could be backup plan for Orioles, if they can't re-sign OFs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Orioles have talked to the Dodgers about a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.

The Orioles are lining up alternatives if they can't re-sign outfielders Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz. The Kemp trade talk could be leverage for the Orioles to pressure Markakis and Cruz into re-signing, especially since the return of Markakis is no longer a forgone conclusion, according to Rosenthal.


Report: M's have discussed trades for Kemp, Cespedes, Upton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) The Mariners have discussed trades on multiple right-handed hitting outfielders, including Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Braves outfielder Justin Upton, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi.

All three players have been mentioned in trade rumors, and the Cespedes speculation has picked up in the last day with the Red Sox signing Hanley Ramirez, who is expected to move to the outfield. Cespedes and Upton are in the final year of their contracts, while Kemp is signed through 2019.


Dodgers' Matt Kemp drawing plenty of interest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is drawing plenty of interest on the trade market, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The club is hesitant to deal Kemp, though a trade is possible. Kemp had an up-and-down season with Los Angeles in 2014. He started slowly after coming back from a leg injury, and was initially upset when moved out of center. Things turned in the second half, and Kemp finished with a .287/.346/.506 slash line. The Orioles, Mariners and Blue Jays could all have interest, according to Heyman.


Report: Cruz, Kemp, Upton higher targets for M's than Ramirez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) While the Mariners look to add a right-handed hitter to their lineup, it appears they are more interested in signing free agent Nelson Cruz or trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp than signing free agent Hanley Ramirez, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Braves outfielder Justin Upton also appears to be higher on the Mariners' wish list than Ramirez.

Dodgers looking to trade 1-2 veteran outfielders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Rival executives expect the Dodgers to trade at least one veteran outfielder, and potentially two, as they attempt to sort out their crowded outfield situation, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Sources suggest Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier are the two outfielders the Dodgers seem most likely to trade, Heyman reports.

FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday the Dodgers are aggressively trying to trade Crawford, Ethier or Matt Kemp. The Dodgers are also considering offering money in a trade since all three players have big contracts.


Matt Kemp's eight-inning blast lifts Dodgers past Cardinals in Game 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp launched the go-ahead home run to lift his team past the Cardinals in game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.

Kemp, who homered nine times in September, launched his first home run of October and his third career postseason blast. He took Pat Neshek deep for a leadoff home run in the eighth inning. He added a single in the sixth and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-2 victory. He has five hits in nine at-bats, with a pair of RBI in his first two games of the series.


Four-hit game extends torrid month for Matt Kemp


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) Matt Kemp registered his sixth multi-hit game in September with a 4 for 5 effort in the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Cubs on Sunday. Kemp slugged a two-run homer off Cubs starter Jacob Turner in the third inning, highlighting an afternoon that produced four RBI and a run.

The home run was Kemp's seventh in September and his 23rd of the season. He is now batting .329 (24 for 73) for the month.


Matt Kemp back in Dodgers' lineup


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Matt Kemp was in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Giants, one day after making an early exit due to a toe injury. Kemp fouled a pitch off his left foot during Saturday's contest.

Matt Kemp exits game after fouling ball off foot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp left Saturday's game against the Giants after fouling a ball off his left foot, per MLB.com. Joc Pederson took over for him at right field in the fifth inning. Kemp told reporters his toe was fine after the game, however, his status for Sunday's series finale still remains uncertain.

Sizzling Matt Kemp cooling his heels in nation's capital


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Torrid Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp will not receive an opportunity to extend his 10-game hitting streak Wednesday in Washington unless he pinch-hits. He is out of the lineup.

Kemp has been tearing it up to the tune of 14 hits in his last 40 at-bats and 10 RBI in his last 10 games. He has sweetened his stat line to .279/.345/.468.


Matt Kemp swats 17th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-4 loss to the Nationals Monday.

Kemp delivered his blast in the first inning to extend his hit streak to nine games and added a second hit later in the game to give himself three straight multi-hit efforts. He owns a .281/.346/.475 line with 17 home runs, 66 RBI and eight stolen bases in 455 at-bats.


Matt Kemp slugs 16th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

Kemp kicked off the scoring with a two-run shot in the first inning, and though the Diamondbacks evened the score in the second inning, the Dodgers picked up a win with relative ease. Kemp owns a .276/.341/.465 line with 16 home runs, 61 RBI and eight stolen bases in 434 at-bats.


Matt Kemp belts 15th home run Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp belted his 15th home run Saturday.

Kemp waited until the ninth inning to strike. With his team down by two runs, Kemp took a 91 mph fastball from Francisco Rodriguez out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Adjustment at the plate helping Matt Kemp


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Dodgers batting coach John Valentin believes that an adjustment in the batter's box has played a role in the resurgence of Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp. Kemp has five home runs in his last 24 plate appearances after managing five in his previous 350.

Kemp has been vague when pressed on specifics, per the Orange County Register. But Valentin has not.

"He actually has straightened his stance," Valentin revealed. "It used to be locked. What what created was a difficulty to have the freedom to stay through the baseball. That offers a clear path to hit balls in and away."

Kemp has 27 hits in his last 75 at-bats for a .360 mark since July 20.


Matt Kemp slugs 14th home run Wednesday vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Dodgers designated hitter Matt Kemp went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1 victory over the Angels Wednesday.

Kemp put his team on top with a second-inning home run and watched the offense pick up another run later in the inning. Though he didn't contribute anything else offensively, the two runs would prove to be enough for a win. Kemp has six homers in his last nine games and his now hitting .282/.347/.472 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI and seven stolen bases in 369 at-bats.


Matt Kemp passes through waivers; Hanley Ramirez does not


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Dodgers placed many of their big names on waivers in recent days, and only one was claimed, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman reports Tuesday only Hanley Ramirez was claimed and pulled back from waivers, meaning Matt Kemp is now eligible to be traded prior to the waiver deadline, which is at the end of the month. However, there is no indication the team is expected to trade him at this point.