The Dodgers will send over half of the $32 million committed to the Padres to help subsidize outfielder Matt Kemp, paying $18 million of his $21 million salary to play in San Diego in 2015, per Ronald Blum of the Associated Press.
Kemp, who was traded to San Diego last Thursday in a five-player deal that brought among others catcher Yasmani Grandal to the Dodgers, is due $107 million over the final five years of his eight-year contract signed after the 2011 season. Blum breaks down the details of the $32 million sent by the Dodgers to the Padres:
Los Angeles will give San Diego six $3 million installments in 2015, payable on the first of each month during regular season, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.
The Dodgers owe $3.5 million annually in each of the following four seasons, $600,000 on the first of each month from April through August and $500,000 on Sept. 1.
In reshaping its roster, including 12 trades since the beginning of November, the Dodgers have committed to pay over $40 million to four players not playing for them in 2015 — $18 million for Kemp, $10 million for Dan Haren — who has yet to decide if he wants to pitch for the Marlins and is reportedly hoping for a trade to the Padres or Angels, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports — $10 million for Brian Wilson (likely to be offset by the minimum $507,500 should he sign elsewhere), and whatever Dee Gordon earns in arbitration, projected to be roughly $2.5 million.
Add it all up, and the Dodgers have just over $240 million committed for 2015 (including Brett Anderson), and that's before adding in the five remaining players eligible for salary arbitration.
The Dodgers have $152 million committed to 10 players plus Kemp in both 2016 and 2017, and $114 million committed to eight players plus Kemp in 2018. The Dodgers' only commitments in 2019 are $32 million for Clayton Kershaw and the final $3.5 million to San Diego for Kemp.