From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Padres have shown interest in trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, though Rosenthal adds that the inquiry was not recent and that there’s “no deal close.”
Kemp batted .309/.365/.606 in the second half of the 2014 season and Hanley Ramirez just walked as a free agent, so the Dodgers front office might have to be overwhelmed with a trade proposal at this point.
Los Angeles will probably want to retain the right-handed power that Kemp is capable of providing.
The Padres have been linked to a range of players this offseason — both free agents and trade possibilities. This could be a case of due diligence on the part of new general manager A.J. Preller.