Kemp reunited with Dodgers in Braves trade

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Slugger Matt Kemp played for the Dodgers from 2006-14, hitting 182 home runs, which is fourth-most in Dodgers history (AFP Photo/Mike Ehrmann)

Slugger Matt Kemp played for the Dodgers from 2006-14, hitting 182 home runs, which is fourth-most in Dodgers history

Slugger Matt Kemp played for the Dodgers from 2006-14, hitting 182 home runs, which is fourth-most in Dodgers history (AFP Photo/Mike Ehrmann)

Los Angeles (AFP) - Slugger Matt Kemp is headed back to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the team agreed to send four players and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for the 33-year-old outfielder.

Kemp played for the Dodgers from 2006-14, hitting 182 home runs, which is fourth-most in Dodgers history.

Last season, he hit .276 with 19 home runs, 64 runs-batted-in and 23 doubles in 115 games for the Braves.

The Dodgers are sending first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson to Atlanta.

Gonzalez, 35, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Boston Red Sox in August 2012 and was instrumental in helping Los Angeles win five straight National League West Division titles.

In 14 Major League Baseball seasons, the five-time All-Star has hit .288 with 2,010 hits, 311 homers and 1,176 RBI while playing in 1,875 games.

Kazmir, 33, did not pitch in 2017 because of a hip injury. McCarthy, 34, has spent three seasons with the Dodgers, going 11-7 with a 4.51 ERA in 29 starts. He missed most of 2015 and 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2015.

Culberson, 28, appeared in 49 regular season games over the last two seasons with the Dodgers.

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