Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dodgers Get Kendrick, Trade Kemp to Padres

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dodgers Get Kendrick, Trade Kemp to Padres

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SAN DIEGO - The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield.

In a flurry of moves late Wednesday, the Dodgers dealt All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren, infielder Miguel Rojas and a player to be named or cash to the Miami Marlins as part of a seven-player trade for left-hander Andrew Heaney, right-hander Chris Hatcher, infielder Kike Hernandez and catcher Austin Barnes.

The Dodgers then sent Heaney, considered one of baseball's top pitching prospects, to the Angels for Kendrick.

The flurry continued today. A person with knowledge of the situation said the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitchers.

The Padres are due to receive some $30 million to help offset the $107 million still remaining on Kemp's deal, which must be approved by the commissioner's office.

San Diego has been desperate for a power bat to punch up its woeful offense. Kemp had a strong second half in 2014 for the NL West champion Dodgers, finishing with a .287 average, 25 home runs and 89 RBIs.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman wouldn't say how close he was to finalizing a trade for Rollins or a $48 million, four-year contract with free-agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

MORE MLB: BOSTON'S CESPEDES DEALT TO DETROIT

SAN DIEGO - A person familiar with the negotiations said today the Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello. Right-handed pitching prospect Alex Wilson also will go to Detroit as part of the trade, the source said.

NCAA: GONZAGA TOPS WASHINGTON STATE

SPOKANE, Wash. - Przemek Karnowski tied a career high with 22 points and No. 9 Gonzaga beat Washington State 81-66 Wednesday night.

Kyle Wiltjer added 21 points and Byron Wesley had 20 for Gonzaga (8-1), which was coming off an overtime loss at No. 3 Arizona.

NBA: WARRIORS WIN 14TH STRAIGHT

OAKLAND, Calif. - Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shook off slow starts to finish with a flurry, and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games by beating the Houston Rockets 105-93 on Wednesday night.

Thompson scored 21 points and Curry added 20 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to power an 11-0 run in the final minutes and turn a tight game into another comfortable win. Golden State improved its NBA-best record to 19-2 and helped Steve Kerr became the first rookie coach to win 19 of his first 21 games.

NUGGETS BEAT HEAT

DENVER - Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Arron Afflalo had 16 and Denver beat Miami 102-82 to snap a four-game losing streak. …

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