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San Diego Padres hope to acquire Matt Kemp from Dodgers

San Diego Padres hope to acquire Matt Kemp from Dodgers
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp laughs during batting practice before a game against the Washington Nationals on Sept. 1, 2014. (Gus Ruelas / Associated Press)

Would the Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to the division rival San Diego Padres?

The Padres think they might.

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At these winter meetings, Padres officials are telling people they think they have a real chance of landing Kemp, who is one of three veteran outfielders being shopped by the Dodgers.

In exchange for Kemp, the Padres are believed to be offering a package that includes Yasmani Grandal, a 26-year-old catcher who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in 2012. He served a 50-game suspension in 2013.

The Dodgers would presumably cover a portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed over the next five seasons.

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