The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers finalized the trade that will send two-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego, ESPN reported Thursday night.
The deal was agreed upon a week ago, but a holdup occurred due to the results of Kemp’s physical.
According to USA Today, it was revealed that Kemp had ‘severe’ arthritis in both of his hips.
However, both sides were able to come to an agreement without changing any components of the original deal.
San Diego receives Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz, while the Dodger acquire catcher Yasmani Grandal and two two pitching prospects.
The Padres will also receive $32 million from the Dodgers to help pay for Kemp’s contract that will keep him in San Diego through 2019. The Padres will pay a little more than $15 million annually while in San Diego.
Kemp—Major League leader in home runs in the 2nd half of last season (17)— will immediately provide a much needed offensive impact for a team that was last in the Majors in runs and batting average.