Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that outfielder Matt Kemp will take his physical for the Padres on Tuesday. He adds that the Padres and Dodgers have until Thursday to complete their trade.
The trade has been in limbo since early Thursday morning. The Dodgers are supposed to send Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz, and $32 million to the Padres while receiving catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Zach Eflin and Joe Wieland.
Due to the hold-up in the Kemp deal, the Jimmy Rollins trade with the Phillies has not yet been made official, either. The Phillies are reportedly receiving Eflin along with Tom Windle for their shortstop.
The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.