Dodgers send Puig, Kemp to Reds in multi-player swap

GettyImages 961555728 Dodgers Ship Puig Kemp To Reds In Blockbuster Deal

A move which had been rumored for several weeks is finally upon us, as the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers have completed a trade which will change the outlook of both teams moving forward.

In trading Kemp, the Dodgers lose a power right-handed bat who helped carry the offense through the first half of this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders. After all, the Dodgers plan to keep their payroll under the luxury tax threshold for at least the next four years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An absolute blockbuster in the baseball world on Friday when it was announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers traded outfielders Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for multiple players, including right-hand pitcher Homer Bailey, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The Reds also sent two prospects to the Dodgers, shortstop Jeter Downs and right-hander Josiah Gray.

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"Still think we have depth in that area", Friedman said of the outfield.

Wood gives the Reds another upgrade to their young rotation, which has been their biggest weakness the last two seasons.

"We still have (financial) resources to make this team better - we're not done yet", said Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations. "We did trade some good prospects here, but we acquired four major-league players that address needs for us and I think we're better in the short term".

Miller, 33, posted an ERA of 4.24 last season but had not posted an ERA above 2.04 from 2014-17, including a stellar 10-1 season with a 1.45 ERA between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians in 2016. He's in the final year of a seven-year, $42-million deal.

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