Found December 01, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Even after signing center fielder B.J. Upton this week, the Atlanta Braves are interested in several free agent outfielders, including Ryan Ludwick, Cody Ross and Shane Victorino, and the club shouldn’t be entirely ruled out when it comes to trading for Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. #Braves interested in several FA OFs including Ludwick, Ross, Victorino. But don't entirely rule out them going bigger, in form of J.Upton. — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) November 30, 2012 The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract to become their long-term option in center field. Despite the signing, Atlanta is still in the market for a corner outfielder and they’re targeted several of the market’s top options. Ross is interested in a three-year contract this winter, while Ludwick and Victorino may have to settle for shorter-term deals considering their age. There has been some talk of the Braves filling two-thirds of its outfield with Upton’s. B.J. and Justin’s father would be a fan of the brothers uniting in Atlanta, and O’Brien says the Braves haven’t entirely ruled out the idea either. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

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