Why Matt Kemp trade is taking so long to complete
The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a five-player trade with Matt Kemp as the centerpiece one week ago, but the deal still hasn’t been finalized. Kemp’s physical reportedly showed he had arthritis in both hips, but he didn’t even take his physical until Tuesday, five days after the trade was agreed to.
Now we know why.
Yes, Padres are still reviewing medicals. Also, Matt Kemp took physical late b/c of preplanned vacation to Vegas. Returned early this week.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) December 19, 2014
Perhaps the Padres should have seen this coming.