He was named an All-Star for the first and only time in his career in 2014.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders.
Injuries and platooning by manager Dave Roberts limited Puig to 125 games past year, where he hit.267/.327/.494 with 23 homers, 63 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases while providing Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field.
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-The St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent reliever Andrew Miller to a two-year deal.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Bailey will be released following completion of the trade. The Dodgers still have Joc Pederson, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez available to play outfield after the trade. Despite the fact that buying out Bailey will cost the Dodgers $28 million, the luxury tax hit is just $17.5 million, according to Passan.
The 34-year-old was not expected to suit up for the Dodgers after they re-acquired him from the Atlanta Braves last winter, but Kemp ended up giving them his best season in nearly five years.
The deal gives Los Angeles a couple of prospects and a couple of slots to fill. The former Washington Nationals star is looking for upward of $300 million, and the Dodgers are among the teams pursuing him. Perhaps they could look into acquiring Indians pitcher Corey Kluber or Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, for example.
Overall, the Reds' acquisitions solidified the notion that there will be no cakewalk division games in 2019. And while they should be right in the thick of the divisional race in 2019, the NL Central will be dog fight.