Matt Kemp's move from the Dodgers to Padres is "basically" complete

Matt Kemp's move from the Dodgers to Padres is "basically" complete
There has been speculation that has prevented outfielder Matt Kemp to be on the Padres roster yet. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

It’s official. Well, almost.

The trade that will send

Matt Kemp

from the


to the

San Diego Padres

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

Tim Federowicz

, the Dodgers received catcher

Yasmani Grandal

, right-hander Joe Wieland and pitching prospect

Zach Eflin


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

Jimmy Rollins