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Atlanta Braves Acquire Justin Upton In Blockbuster Deal

Atlanta Braves Acquire Justin Upton In Blockbuster Deal

 

The Atlanta Braves have made a huge splash in the offseason by acquiring outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnsonfrom the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Randall Delgado, infielder Martin Prado and minor leaguers Nick Ahmed, Brandon Drury and Zeke Spruill.

The new deal reunites Justin Upton with his older brother, B.J., who was signed by the Braves as a free agent this past winter. With the addition of Jason Heyward and the Upton brother, the Braves will one of the best outfields in all of Baseball. Heyward won his first Gold Glove in 2012, when he hit .269 with 27 homers and 82 RBIs.

The Diamondback had originally tried to trade Upton to Seattle earlier this month but he voted against it. Seattle is one of four teams in Upton’s contract that he could veto trades too. Prado was expected to move from left field to third place to replace Chipper Jones, who retired. That slot will now likely be filled by Johnson, who batted .281 with 15 homers and 76 RBIs last season with Houston and Arizona.

 

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