Atlanta celebrated its double-Upton outfield and the acquisition of the right-handed power bat it so coveted. After signing Upton's older brother, B.J., to a five-year, $75 million contract this offseason, the Braves struck a deal for Justin that one general manager called "a coup."
While he is coming off the worst season of his career, Upton is still a considerable talent under a friendly contract: three years at $38.5 million. Not only does he give the Braves arguably the best outfield in baseball, with his brother and Jason Heyward, he helps balance a lineup that should look something like this: Andrelton Simmons, Heyward, Justin Upton, Brian McCann, B.J. Upton, Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla and perhaps a third-base platoon of Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson, who came from Arizona with Upton.
Going back to Arizona, as first reported by MLB.com, are Prado, right-handed pitching prospects Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury.
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