Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of their starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and shipping right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Eugenio Suarez and right-handed pitching prospect Jonathon Crawford.
Latos and Simon are both eligible for salary arbitration this winter and are expected to make a combined $13 million-$14 million next season.
The Detroit Tigers acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in a trade for right-hander Rick Porcello as baseball's Winter Meetings came to a close.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to trade outfielder Matt Kemp to division rival San Diego.
Kemp was part of a surplus of outfielders on the roster with the Dodgers and the highest-paid of the bunch. Los Angeles will offset some of the cost for the Padres by paying at least $31 million of the remaining $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract.
Los Angeles is to acquire catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland and right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin for Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz.
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