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The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Randall Delgado, infielder Martin Prado and minor leaguers Nick Ahmed, Brandon Drury and Zeke Spruill, according to an ESPN report. The deal ends months of speculation involving the D-Backs outfielder, who will now play alongside his older brother, B.J. Upton, who signed with the Braves as a free agent this winter. Justin Upton earlier had invoked his limited no-trade rights to veto a trade that would have sent him to the Seattle Mariners. The Texas Rangers were also reportedly interested. Atlanta's outfield will now feature two Uptons and rising star Jason Heyward. Justin Upton, 25, was taken first overall in 2005, followed up a breakout 2011 season with a solid but unspectacular 2012 campaign. He hit 17 home runs and batted .280 in 628 plate appearances last year. He has three years and $38.5 million left on his contract, including a $9.7...
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Yes, I know Justin Upton will be playing left field for us, so I'm very interested to see this MLBN special. Here are the details from MLB PR:
I thought you might be interested to know that Jason Heyward and the newly-acquired Justin Upton will both be featured in MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now: Right Fielders” tonight at 10pm ET. MLB Network determined its rankings...
B.J. Upton is excited about the possibility of a family reunion in the Braves' outfield.
He signed a five-year, $75.25 million contract with Atlanta in November. After hearing the Braves may be pursuing a trade with Arizona for his younger brother, Justin Upton, B.J. said on his Twitter account: ''Please don't tease me like this... Would be a dream come true if it...
Justin Upton and B.J. Upton accomplished a rare feat last season when they both cracked their 100th career home run on the same night. If they repeat any milestones going forward, it could be while both wear the same uniform.
The Braves and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Justin Upton will now...
Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting what they wanted: a team full of gritty dirtballs.
Theyve traded center fielder Chris Young, right-hander Trevor Bauer and right fielder Justin Upton, all for questionable returns. Now lets see if they can win a World Series with their curious emphasis on toughness over talent.
Why even move Upton?
That has been the question ever since...
We’ve been hearing a lot of Justin Upton rumors over the last two years. The Pirates were involved in some of those discussions around the trade deadline. Today Upton was dealt to the Atlanta Braves as part of a seven player deal. Here is the breakdown of the trade, including their trade values.
Justin Upton – Upton is owed $38.5 M over the next three years. I put...
The trade for Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks not only has an impact on the big league squad, it has both short-term and long-term effects on the Braves' farm system overall. Did the deal make sense with what the Braves gave up on the minor league side?
The Phillies' division rivals have landed several big names this offseason already. While the Phillies have added Delmon Young and Michael Young, the Phillies have seen B.J. Upton, Rafael Soriano, Denard Span, and Adam LaRoche added to division rivals. The next one may be Justin Upton, whom the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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...
And so, while you're sitting around dreaming up silver linings after the Braves completed a trade for Justin Upton earlier today which leaves them with an outfield of Upton, Upton, and Heyward, enjoy the photo above of John Lannan working out with new Phillies teammate John Mayberry Jr.
Yeah, it'll sure be strange the first time Lannan takes the mound at Nationals Park...