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 they are with others, but there are some details to pass along. Specifically, it’s believed that Yasmani Grandal would likely be one of the pieces sent to the Dodgers as part of the deal while the Padres would receive some cash along with Kemp.
It’s been reported that the Padres are shopping Grandal, who returned from knee surgery to slug 15 home runs with a .728 OPS this past season. If acquired by the Dodgers, he would presumably share playing time with A.J. Ellis behind the plate.
The Orioles and Mariners are among the other teams who have been linked to Kemp this offseason. The 30-year-old still has five years and $107 million remaining on his contract.