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

Matt Kemp trade to Padres is "basically" complete, sources say

It’s official. Well, almost.

The trade that will send Matt Kemp from the Dodgers 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 USA Today reported earlier in the day that Kemp’s physical examination revealed “severe” arthritis 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.

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