Matt Kemp OF SD 3 days ago

Kemp went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored, two RBI, and his first home run as a Padre.

He's now hitting a blistering .340 (17-for-50) through the first 12 games this season with nine RBI and eight runs scored. The Padres' offseason offensive makeover has worked out very well so far, and Kemp is thriving in the heart of their order.

Matt Kemp OF SD 7 days ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Kemp supplied much of the offense on the night and raised his average to .368. The slugger is yet to hit a home run, but it's just a matter of time.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 week ago

Kemp went 4-for-5 with two doubles Saturday against the Giants.

Kemp added one run and one RBI. After two consecutive 0-for-4 outings, the four hits raised his batting average to .346. Kemp has struck out once in each of the past five games.

Matt Kemp OF SD 2 weeks ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI on Monday against the Dodgers.

Kemp got some revenge against his former club Monda, knocking in all three of San Diego's runs. Batting out of third spot in the lineup, Kemp hit an RBI single in the first and followed that with a double in the fifth that drove in two runs.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago

Kemp clubbed his second home run of spring training on Monday. He finished 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Padres shut out the Cubs 7-0.

Kemp is now batting .450 this spring with three extra base hits and seven RBI. He is mashing left handed pitching thus far, going 5-for-7 with a home run against southpaws.

Matt Kemp OF SD 4 months ago

The deal between the Dodgers and Padres involving Kemp will go through as originally reported, ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.

The Padres were said be wavering after Kemp's physical revealed "severe" arthritis in his hips, but the Dodgers reportedly never felt the deal was seriously in jeopardy. It seemed possible the two sides would have to rework the trade, but it ends up being exactly as was first reported; Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Eflin was then flipped to the Phillies, along with Tom Windle, in exchange for Jimmy Rollins.

Matt Kemp OF SD 4 months ago

Kemp's physical exam earlier in the week revealed that he is dealing with severe arthritis in both hips, USA Today reports.

The discovery has the Padres debating whether to finalize or void the trade that brought Kemp to San Diego, which was agreed upon last week. According to CBSSports.com, the hip issues are seen as unlikely to derail the deal, but it may force to two sides to re-work the specifics. The deadline to complete the deal is the end of the day Thursday.

Matt Kemp OF SD 4 months ago

A deal to send Kemp to the Padres has been agreed upon, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

The deal will reportedly send Kemp, along with catcher Tim Federowicz and roughly $30 million cash, to the Padres in exchange for catcher/first baseman Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland and a third player to be named. It will effectively end the logjam in the Dodgers' outfield, and open up an opportunity for top prospect Joc Pederson to see everyday reps. Kemp's fantasy value should improve with consistent playing time, but his power numbers may suffer a bit hitting in the spacious confines of Petco Park. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times also confirms that the deal has been done.

Matt Kemp OF SD 7 months ago

Kemp is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Kemp will get a day off with the Dodgers already having clinched the NL West. He will probably play at least one if not both of the games over the weekend, but Andre Ethier will play right field Friday in his place.

Matt Kemp OF SD 7 months ago

Kemp slugged his 24th home run of the year, while going 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Kemp is ending his 2014 season in style after a disappointing first half. He is 12-for-42 with five home runs, 14 RBI and nine runs in his last 10 games. Kemp has now upped his season slash line to .284/.344/.498 in 532 at-bats.