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MLB Injury News:
The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, two
teams known to be in the market for a center fielder this winter, have met with
free agent B.J. Upton, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Sources: #Phillies met with B.J. Upton earlier this week.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 16, 2012
The Phillies traded center fielder Shane Victorino over the
summer and are left seeking his long-term replacement this offseason. The team
has been tied to Upton and fellow free agent center fielder Michael Bourn and
is a likely landing spot for one of the two high-profile targets.
The Nationals have also been tied to Upton and Bourn as they
continue their search for a center fielder. Washington has been on the hunt for
some time now, and they ultimately used rookie Bryce Harper in center last
season. However, the phenom projects as a corner outfielder down the road.
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