ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have concluded to acquire slugger Justin Upton from a Atlanta Braves, a chairman with believe of a understanding pronounced Friday.
The person, vocalization on condition of anonymity given a teams had not announced a deal, pronounced a Braves will accept a organisation of prospects. Among a players discussed were left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson and third baseman Dustin Peterson.
The Padres already done dual outrageous trades in new days, appropriation slugger Matt Kemp from a Los Angeles Dodgers and former AL Rookie of a Year Wil Myers from a Tampa Bay Rays.
San Diego has landed another of baseball’s tip energy hitters in Upton, who is entering a final year of his agreement and will acquire $14.5 million. He had 29 homers and 102 RBIs final season.
The Braves have been rebuilding their register after unwell to make a playoffs final season, with an eye toward a opening of their new suburban track in 2017. The Padres are looking for an evident payoff, carrying taken outrageous stairs to siphon adult a vital leagues’ misfortune offense.
The trade for Upton came reduction than 24 hours after a Padres finalized a five-player trade with a Dodgers. The biggest name in a understanding was Kemp, a two-time All-Star whose 182 homers arrange fourth in Los Angeles Dodgers history.
San Diego also was finalizing an 11-player, three-team trade that will pierce Myers from a Rays. He would approaching play core field, flanked by Upton and Kemp, to unexpected give a Padres one of a many energetic outfielders in a vital leagues.
In addition, they still have their 3 outfielders who got a bulk of a personification time in 2014: Cameron Maybin, Seth Smith and Will Venable. The best choice for a understanding would seem to be Smith, who strike .266 with 12 homers and 48 RBIs.
The trade of Upton had been approaching given a Braves sealed outfielder Nick Markakis to a $44 million, four-year deal. Atlanta had already dealt outfielder Jason Heyward to a Cardinals, a group clearly entering a rebuilding stage. Evan Gattis is approaching to pierce from catcher to left margin to reinstate Upton, yet Gattis has also been mentioned in trade talks.
Both Upton and Heyward were streamer into a final year of their contracts.