Matt Kemp says farewell to Dodgers fans after trade to Padres


The deal hasn’t officially been announced, but the Dodgers have reportedly agreed to trade outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to the Padres for catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handers Joe Wieland and Zack Eflin.

Kemp took to Instagram this afternoon to say goodbye to Dodgers fans and the city of Los Angeles. You can check out the post here, but below is the text from his message:

It is with a lot of emotion that I say goodbye to the city and the fans who have been there since the beginning of my career. You have given me so much. Your faith and support for the last 9 years through good times and bad, homestands and home runs was showcased through the volume of your cheers and the love for your team. I’m thankful to the Dodgers organization for taking a chance on an Oklahoma kid. I believe we control our paths. The paths we take, control our destiny. I’m excited for the future. God Bless

Kemp has been with the Dodgers organization since he was drafted in the sixth round in 2003.