UPDATE: The trade is finally official. Matt Kemp is a Padre.
10:52 p.m. ET: While there was some drama with Matt Kemp’s physical this week, including a report today that he has arthritis in both of his hips, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports hears that the Dodgers and Padres have worked through the lingering issues and that the trade is “all but done.” FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that the Padres asked the Dodgers to cover more of Kemp’s salary, presumably after questions were raised in the physical, but they were rebuffed. The original terms of the trade will remain.
Here’s the breakdown the trade:
The Padres get: Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz, and $32 million of the $107 remaining on his Kemp’s contract.
The Dodgers get: Catcher Yasmani Grandal, right-hander Joe Wieland, and prospect right-hander Zach Eflin.
Once the deal between the Padres and Dodgers is official, Eflin is expected to be sent to the Phillies along with prospect left-hander Tom Windle for Jimmy Rollins.
CINCINNATI — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 15-day injured list Thursday with a blister on the index finger of his right throwing hand.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the timetable for Syndergaard’s return is unknown despite the 15-day designation.
“The physical, the mental, the emotional part, as he’s talked about, has taken a toll on him,” Roberts said. “So, the ability to get him away from this. He left today to go back to Los Angeles to kind of get back to normalcy.”
Syndergaard allowed six runs and seven hits in three innings against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, raising his ERA to 7.16.
Syndergaard (1-4) has surrendered at least five runs in three straight starts.
Syndergaard has been trying to return to the player he was before Tommy John surgery sidelined him for the better part of the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Roberts said Syndergaard will need at least “a few weeks” to both heal and get away from baseball and “reset.”
“I think searching and not being comfortable with where he was at in the moment is certainly evident in performance,” Roberts said. “So hopefully this time away will provide more clarity on who he is right now as a pitcher.
“Trying to perform when you’re searching at this level is extremely difficult. I applaud him from not running from it, but it’s still very difficult. Hopefully it can be a tale of two stories, two halves when he does come back.”