Found January 23, 2013 on
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading an outfielder for virtually the entire offseason.
Their efforts appear to be finally reaching a conclusion.
The D-Backs have an offer for right fielder Justin Upton, likely from the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources. But they renewed contact with the Orioles on Wednesday about a possible deal for left fielder Jason Kubel, and are weighing their options, sources said.
Upton, 25, would join his older brother, center fielder B.J. Upton, 28, and right fielder Jason Heyward, 23, to give one of the Braves one of the best outfields in baseball for at least the next three years.
The Braves are deep in young pitching that would appeal to the D-Backs, and Arizona also likes the power of Evan Gattis, a 26-year-old who has yet to play above Double A and profiles as a left fielder.
Upton is owed $38.5 million over the next three seasons. The Diamondbacks recently agreed to trade him to the Seattle Mariners, but the M's w...
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The Baltimore Orioles, quiet all offseason, might finally be turning active.
The Orioles are pursuing a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel and also are interested in Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, according to major league sources.
No deal appears close, and it seems unlikely that the Orioles would acquire both players. Kubel, 30, is owed $7.5 million...
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...
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,...
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...