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The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired third baseman Martin Prado
along with several young players in exchange for outfielder Justin Upton and
third baseman Chris Johnson yesterday. Prado is set to hit free agency
following the 2013 season, making his inclusion in the trade a bit underwhelming.
However, the Diamondbacks are confident that they’ll be able to sign Prado to a
three- or four-year contract extension, according to Bob Nightengale of USA
The #Dbacks quite optimistic about agreeing soon to 3 or 4 year extension with Martin Prado
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 24, 2013
Immediately following the completion of the Upton trade,
Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reported that the Diamondbacks expected to
sign Prado to a contract extension. He added that Arizona wouldn’t have agreed
to a deal without the prospect of inking Prado long-term.
The news makes sense considering Arizona gave up Chris
Johnson and received Randall Delgado from the Braves instead of their top young
pitching prospect Julio Teheran.
Prado hit .301/.359/.438 with 42 doubles, six triples, 10
home runs and 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts for the Braves last season. The
29-year-old owns a career line of .295/.345/.435 over parts of seven seasons at
the major league level.
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Source: Braves get Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from D-backs for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed and Spruill.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 24, 2013
On why Prado was expendable:
Prado under club control for only one more season. Asked for $7.05M in arg, #Braves offered $6.65M. Eligible for free agency end of year.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 24, 2013
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
Stoic Justin Upton didn't fit in with gritty D-backs, so he had to
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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 Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players.
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