San Diego Padres: Five players who also played for the hated Dodgers

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San Diego Padres, Matt Kemp
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2. Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp’s glory days were with the Dodgers. He experienced a breakout year in 2008 with regular playing and became a mainstay in the Dodger lineup. He posted monster numbers in 2011 – .324 average with 39 home runs and 126 RBI – and should have been named the NL MVP.

After the 2014 season, the Dodgers traded Kemp to the Padres, and he smacked 23 bombs along with 100 RBI in his debut year with the Friars.

He hit 23 home runs and drove in 69 RBI halfway through the 2015 season before he was traded to the Atlanta Braves at the deadline.

He returned to the Dodgers for the 2018 season and posted remarkable numbers – .290 average with 21 home runs and 85 RBI – and earned his third All-Star selection.

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