Five players who played for both the Braves and the Dodgers

Ahead of a four-game series with potential postseason implications, we take a look at the somewhat intertwined history of the Braves, Dodgers, and the players who have donned both uniforms.
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Matt Kemp (LAD 2006-2014, ATL 2016-2017)

Matt Kemp
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By the time the shortened 2020 season came to an end, Matt Kemp had put together a pretty solid career. A two-time Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winner, a three-time All-Star more than 1000 career RBIs. He found a lot of that success with the pre-juggernaut Los Angeles Dodgers, falling short of an MVP in 2011 to Ryan Braun.

After a stint with the Padres, Kemp arrived in Atlanta in August of 2016 in a trade that saw Héctor Olivera and cash go back to San Diego. He introduced himself to Braves Country with an article in The Player's Tribune, detailing his childhood as a Braves fans growing up in Oklahoma.

In 171 games with Atlanta, he hit 31 home runs and more than 100 RBIs, providing a serviceable bat and stopgap for the talent that was down in the Braves farm at that time. He would get traded back to the Dodgers prior to the 2018 season for some notable pieces that were apart of that NL East winning team, including Charlie Culberson and Brandon McCarthy.

Kemp would return to Atlanta with the Dodgers for the 2018 NLDS, going 1-4 in the two games he appeared in for LA. He and the Dodgers would make it to the World Series before losing to the Red Sox in five games.