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Padres designate Hector Olivera for assignment immediately upon acquiring him from Braves

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Well, our short nightmare is over before it really even began. When it became known that the Padres were acquiring Hector Olivera in the trade sending Matt Kemp to the Braves, a great number of fans -- yours truly included -- took great concern that the club was taking on a man currently under suspension for domestic violence. However, it was made fairly clear by a number of journalists and people closely associated with the team that they were planning on immediately designating Olivera for assignment, eating his salary just to move Kemp's. That was a relief, and it's even more of a relief now that the Padres have officially announced it.

As far as the monetary aspect, the Padres did better than just about anyone could have expected them to. They simply passed along the money that the Dodgers were paying them on Kemp's contract, took on Olivera's, and called it a day.