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Dodgers trade first baseman, re-acquire past star outfielder

17 December, 2017, 02:45 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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The Dodgers have acquired Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in a deal that will send Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson, and cash to Atlanta.

In a deft and startling bit of financial maneuvering that will enable them to pursue free agents like Bryce Harper with impunity one year from now, the Los Angeles Dodgers dumped four players on the Atlanta Braves and reacquired outfielder Matt Kemp on Saturday. He's played sparingly for the Dodgers the past two seasons, with his most memorable performance coming at the end of the 2016 season, when Culberson hit a walk-off home run to clinch the NL West in Vin Scully's final home game.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. He had a decent first year in Los Angeles, but spent all of 2017 on the disabled list. The Braves are expected to designate him for assignment next week and allow him to reach free agency.

"We expect Ronald Acuna to be a very good player for a very long time", Anthopoulos said. Ten pitchers started games past year even as they enjoyed a relatively smooth 104-win season. He is owed $15 million in 2018.

The Dodgers appeared in their first World Series since 1988 but ultimately fell to the Houston Astros in Game Seven.

The Dodgers have exceeded the collective-bargaining tax threshold - the so-called "luxury tax" - in each of the past five seasons, paying an estimated $148 million in tax on top of their annual MLB-high payrolls - including approximately $34 million for 2017 even though their payroll decreased for a third consecutive season. He went on the DL three times last season, when he was limited to 19 appearances and went 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA. This deal also has little to no impact on the Dodgers' 2018 aspirations, seeing as how Gonzalez and Kazmir were not really in the equation to begin with.


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