Dodgers shake up lineup, trade Puig, Kemp to Reds for two prospects

Dodgers shake up lineup, trade Puig, Kemp to Reds for two prospects

The Los Angeles Dodgers may have won the National League pennant for the past two seasons, but that hasn't stopped them from shaking up their lineup. The Dodgers could also allocate the money they save in the deal to other free agents or big-name players via the trade market. However, according to two tied in sources surrounding the team; this is not the case.

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Profar, who hit 20 homers while playing all four infield positions with Texas last season, was dealt to Oakland; the Rays acquired right-hander Rollie Lacy from the Rangers and right-hander Emilio Pagan and a 2019 draft pick from the A's; and the Rangers received four prospects from Tampa Bay and Oakland, plus $750,000 in worldwide slot compensation from the A's.

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Elsewhere, versatile infielder Jurickson Profar was the key figure in a three-team deal between Texas, Oakland and Tampa Bay. Profar is coming off his best season as a pro, batting.254 with 20 home runs and 77 RBIs in 146 games in 2018.

The A's sent infield prospect Eli White and global bonus slot money to the Texas Rangers and sent reliever Emilio Pagan and the 38th pick in the 2019 draft to the Tampa Bay Rays.

He went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA. He's owed $23 million in 2019 - the final season of a $105-million contract signed in 2014 - plus another $5 million to buy out his 2020 club option. "This put us in position with a surplus in the outfield and pitching".

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