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Former major-leaguer Ben Petrick has returned to baseball as a consultant to the coaching staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks' short-season Class A affiliate, the Hillsboro Hops, the team announced. Petrick, 35, was forced to retire in 2004 after fighting early-onset Parkinson's disease. The Hops play in his hometown of Hillsboro, Ore. Petrick had been considered as one of the sport's top catching prospects, and made his debut with the Colorado Rockies in 1999. "Hillsboro native Ben Petrick will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," Hops vice president K.L. Wombacher said in a statement. "Ben is an inspiration to many and we're excited that he will be able to serve as a mentor to the young players in our organization."
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The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a
deal that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta in exchange for a package of
players, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
players are agreed to in Justin Upton trade. pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 24, 2013
Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading an outfielder for virtually the entire offseason.
Their efforts appear to be finally reaching a conclusion.
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A person familiar with the situation says Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that sends All-Star third baseman Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not officially been announced.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves have resumed trade
talks involving outfielder Justin Upton, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
D-Backs talks with the Braves about JUpton have resumed; ATL said to be in hard on this. They're likely the frontrunner, if JUpton is dealt.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
It was reported last night that the...
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players.
Arizona will recieve Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury from the Braves. Atlanta will receive Chris Johnson in addition to Upton.
Upton, 23, compiled a .289/.369/.529 line last season while hitting 31 home...