• The Dodgers will pay the Padres $18 million toward Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015

    Hardball Talk "In addition to trading Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres last week in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin, the Dodgers agreed to pay $32 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press has a breakdown of the payments..." December 23

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, says of trade, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go."

  • So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now

    Hardball Talk "The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals." December 17

  • Sources: Padres agree on blockbuster Kemp trade

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have reached an agreement with the Dodgers that would send outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects, sources told the U-T. The Padres would also receive roughly $30 million to help offset the..." December 12

  • Padres, Dodgers working on Kemp blockbuster: Grandal would be in it "The Padres and Dodgers continue to work on a potential Matt Kemp blockbuster, and there appears to be some progress. "It has legs," said someone familiar with the talks, which have been going on for weeks. Catcher Yasmani Grandal would be the centerpiece of a trade if it is worked out. " December 11

  • 107d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.

  • 107d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres, #Dodgers working hard on Kemp deal, getting closer. LAD wants strong piece besides Grandal. SD’s Wisler one possibility.

  • Trading for Kemp won't come cheap "Only Jon Lester, the lefty expected to make a momentous free-agent decision any day now, has popped up in more Winter Meetings conversations than Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations, doesn't like to address specific names in the..." December 09

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The San Diego #Padres looming as the most likely destination for #Dodgers Matt Kemp, offering Yasmany Grandal and one other player to LA

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Rangers have spoken with Dodgers about Matt Kemp, joining Padres, Orioles, Mariners among Kemp suitors.

  • Report: Orioles interested in outfielder Matt Kemp "The Baltimore Orioles engaging in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers over outfielder Matt Kemp, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The San Diego Padres are also reportedly interested in the two-time All Star, as are the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles will do their due diligence,..." December 05

  • Report: The Dodgers and Padres continue to discuss a possible Matt Kemp trade

    Hardball Talk "We heard last week that the Dodgers and Padres were talking about a possible Matt Kemp trade and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that discussions are ongoing. Nothing is imminent, as the Dodgers continue to talk to other teams and they aren’t considered closer to a deal with the Padres than..." December 05

  • Matt Kemp market: At least three teams in, but a lot of impediments, too "The Orioles are one of at least three teams showing interest in Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp, and the Dodgers are still engaging teams at least three teams. Although, at least Baltimore is said by one person familiar with the situation to be “nowhere” in the talks and other rivals are still..." December 03

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources today again confirmed talks between #Padres, #Dodgers on Kemp. Nothing that recent. No deal close. Pads exploring multiple options.

  • 121d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.

  • Kemp drawing interest "While Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford were originally seen as the most likely high-profile, high-salaried Dodgers outfielders to be traded, that may not necessarily be the case at this point. Word is there is serious interest in Matt Kemp, which will weigh heavily into the equation. There was..." November 22

  • Matt Kemp's name heard on trade market, and there's interest "The Dodgers are looking to deal an outfielder, or possibly two, and the assumption had been that Carl Crawford and/or Andre Ethier were most likely to be dealt, but Matt Kemp's name is out on the trade market, too. Word is, there is some interest in Kemp after his nice second half in LA last..." November 12

  • Kemp will receive a fine after lambasting Dale Scott's iffy strike zone "Dodgers star Matt Kemp will be fined for his harsh remarks about Dale Scott's strike zone in Game 3 of the NLDS game with the Cardinals, sources say. There was a lot of complaining in that game, and some who have viewed the tape agree it wasn't Scott's best night (in other words, he wasn't very..." October 15

  • Matt Kemp: Strike zone 'terrible' "Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, who got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in his team's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, blasted the veteran umpire after the game. The Dodgers, who were swinging hot bats coming..." October 07

  • Kemp targets Puig in heated dugout

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Matt Kemp plus Ethier, Crawford and Beckett cleared waivers but Hanley Ramirez was claimed/blocked. Blog coming @CBSSports

  • Kemp's agent Stewart on trade talks: 'Sometimes change is good' "The Dodgers, after somehow fitting five players into three outfield spots for more than a year now, are trying to alleviate a numbers crunch that's become a problem for Matt Kemp (and could become one for manager Don Mattingly and the team, too), by finally seeking a new team for Kemp. The Dodgers..." July 26

  • 247d
    Danny Knobler @DannyKnobler

    Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.

  • Agent: Dodgers' Kemp open to trade if not playing every day

    Fox Sports "Matt Kemp isn’t asking the Dodgers to trade him. But he isn’t necessarily opposed to the idea, either. The outfielder’s agent, former major-league pitcher Dave Stewart, told FOX Sports on Wednesday that Kemp again wants to be an everyday center fielder, something that isn’t in his immediate..." July 17

  • Source: ‘Nothing going on’ regarding Red Sox, Matt Kemp

    WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, there is “nothing going on” regarding the Red Sox and a possible acquisition of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. There had been reports that the Sox were heavily scouting Los Angeles, with Kemp as a potential target. But while the Red Sox continue to explore..." June 23

  • Sources: Kemp unhappy about not starting, trade next step?

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing with an increasingly delicate situation when it comes to former All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp. Kemp was out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game when the Dodgers played the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. According to manager Don..." May 28

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Hanley, Kemp not in #Dodgers lineup: Gordon 4, Crawford 7, Puig 9, Gonzalez 3, Ethier 8, Turner 5, Butera 2, Arruebarrena 6, Beckett 1.

  • Matt Kemp gets dragged into Donald Sterling controversy

    Hardball Talk "Deadspin has obtained an alleged 15-minute audio recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling spouting racist opinions about minorities during an April 9 conversation with then-mistress V. Stiviano. Deadspin’s version contains something that the original nine-minute tape from TMZ did not — a..." April 27

  • Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs in 6-2 win over San Francisco Giants

    L.A. Daily News "Matt Kemp was unhappy when the weekend began. He had just been activated from the disabled list the morning of the Dodgers’ home opener, but his name wasn’t in the starting lineup. That changed about an hour later, when Yasiel Puig arrived late for Friday morning’s batting practice at Dodger..." April 07

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

  • 356d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.

  • Matt Kemp Excited To Return, Ready To Contribute

    Ddogers Nation "It’s been a long journey for Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp since he was named the runner-up in the 2011 National League MVP race after hitting 39 home runs and stealing 40 bases. Since then, he has signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension, suffered through two..." April 03

  • Crawford, Kemp recovering nicely from injuries "The Dodgers, who will work out Friday afternoon at Sydney Cricket Ground, received positive news from two teammates back in Arizona. Carl Crawford, who missed a day with mild right should inflammation, went 3-for-3 with a homer and an RBI single in a Minor League game against the Reds at..." March 21

  • Matt Kemp closer to game action "Matt Kemp is close to returning from offseason ankle surgery that has prevented the star outfielder from playing in a game this spring, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp has intensified his recent spring workouts, which have included running and tracking fly balls in the..." March 09

  • 390d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Matt Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after a favorable MRI. Maybe some running.

  • 391d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Matt Kemp had MRI on ankle Thursday. Results sent to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Will know more this weekend

  • Kemp may get green light to run this weekend "Rehabbing Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will have an MRI exam on his left ankle on Friday that might determine when he can start running. If surgeon Robert Anderson gives the green light, Kemp will add running to a program that already includes hitting, throwing and fielding ground balls. Even..." February 26

  • Andre Ethier: Everyone wants to start "Andre Ethier said he agrees with teammate Matt Kemp. He doesn't want to be the odd man out either when the Los Angeles Dodgers try to fit four outfielders into three spots. In fact, after Kemp sent the first ripples through camp by saying he would not accept a role as a fourth outfielder, he..." February 22

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly on Kemp: "We're not hopeful for Australia."

  • Matt Kemp still doesn’t have a timetable

    Hardball Talk "There’s a reason the Dodgers didn’t trade one of their four outfielders this winter. They don’t know when they’ll actually have four healthy outfielders. To wit: yesterday Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn’t have a timetable for Matt Kemp in his return from ankle surgery." February 20

  • 411d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said it doesn't look like Matt Kemp will be ready for Australia. but said can't rule him out.

  • Matt Kemp unsure if he will be healthy in time for opening day "Last season was an injury-marred nightmare for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. He was limited to only 73 games by hamstring, shoulder and ankle problems, and earlier this offseason he needed surgery on his left ankle and left shoulder. It was his second procedure on the shoulder in as many..." February 03

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Stewart said he doesn’t think Kemp will be ready for 3/22 opener in Australia. “If the season opened April 1, I think Matt would be ready.”

  • Kemp among injured Dodgers on the mend "The Dodgers continue to receive favorable medical reports on outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and starting pitcher Josh Beckett. General manager Ned Colletti said on Wednesday he expects each player to be ready for Spring Training. Kemp, who is starting to hit..." January 08

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.

  • 458d
    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Colletti: Kemp expected to be ready for Australia. Protective boot came off about 10 days ago.

  • Matt Kemp appears to be off the trading block "Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp was one of the biggest names possibly on the trading block when the Winter Meetings began here earlier this week. After some questions about his health, the Dodgers sound poised to keep him. Kemp's agent, former A's ace Dave Stewart, told Jayson Stark..." December 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Tigers, #RedSox, #Mariners have all been in touch with #Dodgers about Kemp this week, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

  • 472d
    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Ned Colletti told us Matt Kemp leg is still in a boot and they are not expecting him to be 100% by Spring Training SXM

  • Matt Kemp's agent thinks trade could come

    ESPN Boston "Dave Stewart, who was best known in Boston as being Roger Clemens' daddy when he pitched (9-1 lifetime against the Rocket, including two wins for Oakland in the 1990 American League Championship Series), says in his 10 years as a player agent, he has never gone to baseball's winter meetings...." December 07

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