Matt Kemp#27, CF, LA Dodgers
- September 23, 1984
- Birth Place:
- Midwest City, Oklahoma
- 2003 6ᵗʰ round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
— Player Notes
Advice: The trade took longer than expected to be officially completed, reportedly due to the discovery of Kemp dealing with arthritis in both hips, but it's now in the books. San Diego will receive $32 million to cover a big portion of the $107 million Kemp is still owed. Kemp had a nice bounce-back season in 2014, batting .287/.346/.506 with 25 homers and 89 RBI. He'll be surrounded by less talent than he was last season, though the Padres have done their best to rebuild their offense.8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier Thursday that the holdup with the Kemp trade was due to the physical revealing arthritis in both of Kemp's hips. Despite the revelation, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne says the Dodgers will not have to give up any more than the $32 million they originally agreed to. The Padres will also receive Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers, with the Dodgers receiving Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin. Eflin will then be flipped to the Phillies for Jimmy Rollins.
More: Tim Brown on TwitterThu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
Advice: Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday morning that "everything is OK" and he is "just waiting on the final details" of the deal to be sorted out, but maybe this thing really will fall apart. Kemp is signed through 2019, and hip arthritis sounds like the type of ailment that is only going to get worse as he moves later into his 30s. Kemp was supposed to be headed to the Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin. Nightengale says the Friars are consulting medical experts.Rotoworld
Advice: There have been murmurings that something troublesome was found during Kemp's physical exam, but Spivey told Rosenthal that "everything is OK" and the four-player trade sending Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin to Los Angeles "should be good to go." The Padres may be trying to get the Dodgers to take on a bit more of the $107 million that Kemp is owed. Right now, L.A. is set to cover $31 million.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterThu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
Advice: The official also said the trade is "not yet" in jeopardy, and Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers have been told nothing in regards to concerns about the physical. The Padres were supposed to meet Wednesday to discuss the physical in advance of Thursday's deadline to complete the deal. There's certainly cause for concern that the trade won't be completed as-is, but we'll just have to wait and see how everything shakes out.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterThu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
Advice: This confirms a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. According to Nightengale, the Padres "believe that [Kemp's] physical is fine," but are "still waiting for final details." Should the trade go through, the pieces expected to head to the Dodgers are Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Eflin is then expected to be flipped to the Phillies in the Jimmy Rollins deal. In addition to the Kemp situation, the team is also in the midst of discussing a trade with the Rays for Wil Myers.Rotoworld
Advice: Kemp was all set to be traded to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin pending a physical. It's important to note that nothing is official, but the silence on the situation is curious. Kemp has suffered numerous injuries over the course of his career. When he's healthy, he's been an elite bat.
More: Will Carroll on TwitterWed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Advice: That means that the two sides have until then to iron out the specifics of the trade. It is believed to be Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz heading to the Dodgers in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. What's not clear is the exact amount of money that the Dodgers will be sending to make the deal work, believed to be around $31 million. As long as Kemp passes his physical, the deal should become official on Tuesday.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterWed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Advice: Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz are headed to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. The Dodgers are also sending around $31 million to the Padres to cover part of Kemp's remaining $107 million in guaranteed salaries. It's been an incredibly active 24 hours for the new-look Los Angeles front office, and there should be more activity to come.
More: USA TodaySun, Dec 14 Rotoworld
Advice: "I would not characterize it that way," Zaidi said. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Tuesday that a deal sending Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal and others was "getting closer," but Zaidi obviously doesn't see it that way. Rosenthal is the best in the business, so this could just be some posturing by the Dodgers GM.
More: Bill Shaikin on TwitterThu, Dec 11 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. LA Dodgers
|Career vs. Sea||5||19||3||7||0||1||1||1||1||6||0||0||.368||.400||.632||1.032|
|Away (this year)||72||267||33||80||18||3||8||41||33||70||1||3||.300||.373||.479||.852|
|Day (this year)||41||137||19||45||6||2||8||30||14||34||1||0||.328||.388||.577||.965|
|Last game vs. Sea||4||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||.250||.250||1.000||1.250|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Oct 7||@StL||L 2-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.353||.353||.529||.882|
|Oct 6||@StL||L 1-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.385||.385||.615||1.000|
|Oct 4||StL||W 3-2||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||.556||.556||.889||1.444|
|Oct 3||StL||L 9-10||5||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.600||.600||.600||1.200|
|Sep 28||Col||W 10-5||2||1||2||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||.287||.346||.506||.852|
|Sep 27||Col||W 6-5||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.284||.343||.499||.842|
|Sep 24||SF||W 9-1||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.284||.343||.498||.842|
|Sep 23||SF||W 4-2||3||1||1||0||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||.284||.344||.498||.842|
|Sep 22||SF||L 2-5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.284||.344||.493||.838|
|Sep 21||@ChC||W 8-5||5||1||4||0||0||1||4||0||0||0||0||.286||.347||.498||.845|