With the Dodgers and Padres reportedly “working hard” on getting a trade done involving outfielder Matt Kemp, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman passes along word that the Orioles, Rangers, and Mariners have all dropped out of the running.
This could be a realization that the Padres are likely to land Kemp more than anything else. Some talks just never got very far. According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles backed out due to a combination of health concerns and the Dodgers’ asking price of Kevin Gausman or Dylan Bundy.
If a deal gets done, it’s believed that Yasmani Grandal will be part of the return package for the Dodgers. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported earlier today that pitching prospect Matt Wisler will not be included in the deal.