Links: Padres trade Kemp, Chargers open camp

Philip Rivers at practice

Padres Trade Matt Kemp To Braves
The San Diego Padres found a buyer for Matt Kemp this weekend, trading him to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for failed Cuban prospect Hector Olivera, who the Padres are expected to DFA on Tuesday when they’re allowed to. The move saves the Padres about $30 million.

VIDEO: A.J. Preller Discusses Trading Matt Kemp To The Atlanta Braves & The Plan For Saved Money & Roster Spot
Padres GM A.J. Preller discusses the decision to trade Matt Kemp to the Atlanta Braves and what the team plans to do with the extra resources.

Clemens hurt as Padres fall in finale to Reds –
Reds rookie left fielder Jose Peraza did his best to make Homer Bailey’s return to the mound a winning one. Peraza’s first career homer put the Reds on top early, and they’d hold on late for a tense 3-2 victory over the Padres on Sunday at Petco Park. It was Cincinnati’s fifth consecutive series win.

REPORT: Derek Norris Is “Near-Lock” To Be Traded
With the MLB Trading Deadline just hours away, rumors are swirling that the Padres are working hard to trade their starting catcher, Derek Norris, to clear a path for Christian Bethancourt and Austin Hedges to take over the position.

VIDEO: Stevie Johnson Suffers Knee Injury During Training Camp
Chargers Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson injured his knee during 7-on-7 drills on the second day of Training Camp. Johnson made a great diving catch on a pass from Philip Rivers, got up and started running forward when he began clinching his right knee before going to the ground again.

Chargers sign 2 players, neither named Bosa – Bolts from the Blue
To fill a couple of spots on the roster, the team has signed veterans DT Bruce Gaston and CB Carrington Byndom. The 6’2/310lbs Gaston had playing time in 9 games last year between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Byndom meanwhile is returning to the Chargers after having spent a short time on the Practice Squad last season.

VIDEO: Melvin Gordon & Manti Te’o On Health, Bosa And The First Day Of Chargers Training Camp
Melvin Gordon on his health and what he learned from training with Adrian Peterson; Manti Te’o on the absence of Joey Bosa and thoughts from the first day of Chargers training camp.


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