Atlanta Braves Acquire Justin Upton From Arizona Diamondbacks

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.

Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona has been agreed upon, but the trade is pending Upton's physical. The Diamondbacks will receive Randall Delgado, Martin Prado, Nick Ahmed and Zeke Spruill, while the Braves get Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson.

The deal means that Justin will join his brother B.J. Upton, who the Braves signed earlier this winter, and Jason Heyward in Atlanta's outfield. The trio combined to account for 168 extra-base hits, including 72 home runs, and 70 stolen bases in 92 attempts last season.

It also means that the Diamondbacks have eased their logjam in the outfield. Prior to the trade, Arizona's roster included Upton, Cody Ross, Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra.

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