Well, this is an incredible turn of events!​


The Atlanta Braves have traded outfielder Matt Kemp, but the stunning part is he's been dealt back to the Los Angeles Dodgers.


In a swap of big contracts, the Braves have acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left-hander Scott Kazmir, right-hander Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson in exchange for Kemp.

According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves have already designated Adrian Gonzalez for assignment.

This is an odd deal for both teams, but the Dodgers will presumably save some money in 2018, while the Braves will save a considerable amount in 2019, which will free up a lot of money to make them potential players in next year's free agent class.

This move gives the Dodgers an opportunity to spend money now to win in 2018, while the Braves achieve their goal of moving a veteran corner outfielder to clear a spot for top prospect Ronald Acuna.

The Dodgers are now under the luxury tax for 2018, which will reset heading into next year. This means they can also can be major players in a much-anticipated free agent class.

Both clubs seem to gain something in this deal, and for the Braves, they now have a couple of veteran starters, if healthy, who can be stopgaps for their young pitching that is percolating in the minor leagues.


Shocking move in the bigs here.