It’s official. Well, almost.
The trade that will send
is “basically” complete, people familiar with the situation said Thursday night.
The teams previously set a soft Thursday-night deadline to complete the five-player deal, which was agreed upon a week earlier at baseball’s winter meetings. As the deadline approached, there was speculation the trade could fall apart, as
earlier in the day that Kemp’s physical examination revealed “severe”
in the two-time All-Star’s hips.
In exchange for Kemp and backup catcher
, the Dodgers received catcher
, right-hander Joe Wieland and pitching prospect
The Dodgers are also sending the Padres $32 million to cover part of the $107 million Kemp is guaranteed over the next five seasons.
Eflin will be sent to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade for shortstop