Matt Kemp OF SD 12 Days

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.

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The deal between the Dodgers and Padres involving Kemp will go through as originally reported, 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 3 Months

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, 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.

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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.

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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 6 Months

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.

Matt Kemp OF SD 6 Months

Kemp was 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Kemp is having a monster September, batting .329/.359/.685 with seven homers. He hasn't stolen a base since August 15, but considering where he was earlier this year, his owners will take this.

Matt Kemp OF SD 6 Months

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a couple of runs scored in Friday's 14-5 win over the Cubs.

Kemp continues a strong month at the plate, as he is now batting a solid .297 with six home runs and 16 RBI across 64 at-bat so far in September.

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Kemp slugged his 20th homer of the season Sunday against the Giants and is now batting .283/.347/.490.

Now fully healthy for the first time since his his near-MVP season in 2011, Kemp could be even better next year now that he won't be rehabbing any injuries during the offseason.

Matt Kemp OF SD 7 Months

Kemp (foot) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Kemp was removed from Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his foot, but it appears he is no worse for the wear. Kemp will play right field and bat cleanup for the Dodgers on Sunday.