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Right-hander Jair Jurrjens has agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Jurrjens's base salary will be $1.5 million. Additional incentives could increase the value of the contract to $4 million, CBSSports.com reported. The 26-year-old Jurrjens posted a 3-4 record with a 6.89 ERA in 48 1/3 innings with the Atlanta Braves last season. He spent part of the year in the minor leagues and became a free agent in October. Knee problems have derailed Jurrjens' ascending career. taking away some of the velocity from his fastball. After going 13-6 with an 2.96 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 2011, his stirkeout total dipped to 19 in 2012.
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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...
Team USA planned on featuring more Atlanta flavor on its roster in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but the list has been whittled down to one: Craig Kimbrel.
After initially accepting an invite to the club, starter Kris Medlen, whose historic run last season catapulted him into the upper echelon of National League pitchers, informed Team USA manager Joe Torre that he will not...
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 Braves pulled it off. Justin Upton will be joining his brother B.J. Upton in the Braves' outfield in 2013. Surprisingly though, the Braves traded their would-be third baseman Martin Prado to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the deal. Here's how the deal breaks down, courtesy MLB.com's Mark Bowman and...
The Braves went the extra mile and didn't stop with one, but both Justin and BJ Upton. Here's why this is the mile marker move the Braves have been due for.The post Atlanta’s Bash Brothers: Justin and B.J. Upton appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The last remaining right handed outfielder has signed with the Rangers, it's been reported that Jeff Baker has agreed to a minor league deal with Texas. Now I'm not saying Baker would be an improvement over who the Mets have but like I've been saying all along if you can't make a significant upgrade then bring in multiple candidates to compete for the positions...
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...
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
In a seven player trade, the Atlanta Braves have acquired OF Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also coming to Atlanta will be 3B Chris Johnson who will have some BIG shoes to fill for Chipper Jones who has finally retired. The Braves will ship a package to Arizona including 3B/OF Martin Prado, SP Randall Delgado, SS Nick Ahmed & P Zeke Spruill. The Braves...
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...