Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/24/13
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 $9.75 million salary in 2013.
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