Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:51 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (hips) said he's not worried about being diagnosed with arthritis in both of his hips when he took a physical with the Padres. He plans to stretch more before playing. Kemp appears to be in a good place both physically and mentally in camp with his new squad. Kemp hit .309/.365/.606 with 17 of his 25 home runs and 54 of his 89 RBI in the second half of last year.
Fantasy Tip: Despite Kemp's injury concerns, he'll remain rather expensive on draft day as a No. 1 or 2 outfielder. The move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park is another drawback that you'll have to live with, as well. His health will make all the difference in whether he'll return value at his placement.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:05:49 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp will make just $3 million in 2015 thanks to a front-loaded contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The accounting advantage should help the team in their pursuit of free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) and Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, according to a source close to the situation. The front-loaded deal has left the Padres responsible for only about 14% of Kemp's $21 million salary.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:42:23 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin is a likely trade candidate with the team's recent acquisitions of OF Matt Kemp, OF Wil Myers and OF Justin Upton.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:36:41 -0800
San Diego Padres OFs Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers are expected to play right field, left field and center field, respectively, according to manager Bud Black.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:59 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers is likely to play center field for the Friars, with OFs Matt Kemp and Justin Upton flanking him in the corner outfield spots.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:13:54 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, OF Matt Kemp has officially been acquired by the San Diego Padres Friday, Dec. 19. The Padres also acquired C Tim Federowicz and $32 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland and SP Zach Eflin.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:11:47 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (hips) will still be traded to the San Diego Padres with all the original agreed-upon players still being involved, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:24:55 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's (hips) physical has delayed a decision on whether the San Diego Padres will accept the blockbuster deal, but several sources believe the deal ultimately is unlikely to be derailed. There is no evidence that the Padres are trying to rework the trade for Kemp, and the team is likely studying the exam finding to see if they can be insured reasonably.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:21:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hips) has not been officially traded to the San Diego Padres, because his physical showed he has arthritis in both of his hips. The Padres are meeting with medical experts about the situation.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:34:27 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, said he believes the trade to the San Diego Padres will happen. Spivey said there are still some final details to be worked out before the deal can occur.