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Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to Padres for Yasmani Grandal

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The Dodgers continued their overhaul at the winter meetings, sending outfielder Matt Kemp down the freeway to San Diego.

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In less than 24 hours, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a whole new look. Continuing their wheeling and dealing, the Dodgers sent All-Star Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz ninety minutes south to the San Diego Padres. In return, Los Angeles received catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland, and a third player, though to be prospect Zack Eflin. In addition, the Dodgers will send $30 million to the Padres to help offset the remaining $107 million left on Kemp's contract. The deal breaks a logjam in the Dodgers' outfield, which now includes Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig, and Carl Crawford plus prospect Joc Pederson.

A two-time All-Star, Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 with 25 home runs in 2014 after two injury-marred seasons. The 30-year-old finished second in the 2011 National League MVP race when he batted .324/.399/.586 while leading the league with 39 homers, 126 RBI and 115 runs scored. Often discussed as a potential target for the Mets, Kemp has hit .292/.349/.495 in his career and has five years left on the eight-year, $160 million pact he signed prior to 2012.

Headlining the return for the Dodgers is the 26-year-old Grandal, who hit .225/.327/.401 with 15 home runs in 128 games. The move caps a whirlwind 18 hours for Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. The former Tampa Bay Rays executive lit up the winter meetings on Wednesday by obtaining Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels, and signing Brandon McCarthy to a four-year, $48 million contract.

He also dealt All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins in a six-player swap. One of those players, pitching prospect Andrew Heaney, was sent to the Angels in exchange for Kendrick.