Report: Padres set to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp

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Matt Kemp to the Padres
Thursday December 11th, 2014

The San Diego Padres have acquired Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, according to Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times

The deal is "done," according to one of Hernandez's sources, though the teams have not yet announced the trade. 

The news follows a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal earlier this week indicating that the two NL West rivals were working on a deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported early Thursday morning that the two teams were on the verge of a blockbuster trade. 

According to Heyman's report, the teams have talked for weeks, with the Dodgers asking for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitchers Joe Ross and Zach Eflin in exchange for Kemp.

Heyman also reports that the Padres will pay Kemp $15 million a year for 5 years. The Dodgers will also pay San Diego approximately $32 million in the trade.

The Dodgers have been trying to separate the logjam in their crowded outfield, but the team has found no takers so far for Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford.

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Los Angeles has been active this week, acquiring All-Star second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and dealing second baseman Dee Gordon, pitcher Dan Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas to the Miami Marlins. The team also traded for Philadelphia Phillies veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

Kemp, 30, hit .287 with 25 home runs and 89 RBIs in 150 games last season for Los Angeles and is owed $107 million over the next five years.

- Scooby Axson

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