Padres trade Matt Kemp to Braves for 3B Hector Olivera

The San Diego Padres have traded pricey outfielder Matt Kemp to the Atlanta Braves for troubled third baseman Hector Olivera.

The deal, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was confirmed by both teams later Saturday night.

Padres send Matt Kemp to Braves in exchange of bad contracts

The Padres dealt Matt Kemp and his declining defense to the Braves for Hector Olivera, who is currently suspended under MLB’s domestic violence rules.

The Padres are also sending $10.5 million to the Braves as part of the trade.

A source confirmed to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that Olivera is expected to be designated for assignment by San Diego on Tuesday, when he comes off the restricted list following an 82-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic-violence policy.

The suspension, which is retroactive to April 30, stemmed from Olivera’s April 13 arrest on assault and battery charges at a hotel outside Washington, D.C.

Kemp signed an eight-year, $160 million deal with the Dodgers before the

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