After just a season and a half in San Diego, Matt Kemp appears to be on the move again.
The Padres are reportedly close to trading the two-time All-Star to the Braves for troubled Cuban infielder/outfielder Hector Olivera.
News of a potential swap was reported by ESPN's Keith Law. Confirmation that a deal was close was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The deal is reportedly agreed upon pending physicals.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres will be sending $10-12 million to Atlanta to help cover Kemp's contract. The 31-year-old Kemp is owed $21.75 million each of the next three seasons, with the Dodgers picking up $3.5 million in each season.
Kemp spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Dodgers before being traded to San Diego prior to the 2015 season. This season, Kemp is hitting .262 with 24 doubles, 23 home runs and 69 RBI.
The highly-touted Olivera signed a six-year, $62.5 million deal with the Dodgers in May 2015, but was traded to Atlanta less than three months later. The 31-year-old is serving an 82-game suspension stemming from an arrest on April 13. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. The suspension is scheduled to end on Monday. According to the Union-Tribune, if the trade goes through, the Padres would simply designate Olivera for assignment.
In 30 games over the last two seasons with the Braves, Olivera hit .245 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI.