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Dodgers trade Gonzalez, Kazmir, McCarthy and Culberson to Atlanta for Matt Kemp

Dodgers trade Gonzalez, Kazmir, McCarthy and Culberson to Atlanta for Matt Kemp

In an unforeseen move that reset the organization’s luxury-tax payroll, secured a temporary reunion with one of their finest hitters in recent memory and positioned the organization as a significant player for the free-agent craze next winter, the Dodgers reacquired outfielder Matt Kemp from Atlanta in exchange for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Brandon McCarthy, pitcher Scott Kazmir and infielder Charlie Culberson.

The Dodgers are expected to flip Kemp, who spent nine seasons with the organization before being traded to San Diego in a roster-reshaping deal made during Andrew Friedman’s first offseason as president of baseball operations. Kemp facilitated this latest trade...

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