Two blockbuster trades that seemed inevitable a week ago became official Thursday after an issue with Matt Kemp’s physical caused an awkward delay.
The Dodgers then traded Eflin and prospect Tom Windle to Philadelphia for Rollins.
Both trades were agreed to at the Winter Meetings last week. But Kemp’s physical revealed arthritis in his hips, according to a report in USA Today, and the trade did not become official until Thursday afternoon.
According to multiple reports the players and money changing hands did not change. The Dodgers are paying the Padres $32 million over the next five years.
A source confirmed the Kemp trade late Thursday afternoon. The three teams involved haven’t officially announced the moves. The Dodgers would need to clear one spot on their 40-man roster to accommodate three new major-league players while giving up two.