Braves have reached agreement a deal with B.J. Upton

Multiple Major League sources have confirmed  that the Braves have reached an agreement with free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.

Terms of the potential agreement have not been revealed. The deal will be officially announced after Upton completes a physical on Thursday in Atlanta.

The Braves made Upton their top target when they began searching for outfielders at the end of this past season.  They seemed to improve the odds of landing the 28-year-old outfielder when they brought him to Turner Field for a visit on Nov. 15.  General manager Frank Wren, manager Fredi Gonzalez and former manager Bobby Cox were all present for that meeting.

Upton batted .246 with a career-high 28 homers and a .752 OPS in 146 games with the Rays this past season.

Upton has increased his home run total each of the past five years and he has recorded at least 31 stolen bases each of the past five seasons.  He finished two home runs shy of joining the 30/30 club this past season.  <p>

9 Comments

Hopefully not for more than 4/50.
WisBrave

Good deal by the Braves if it happens. B.J. Upton will be a good fit. I know in the past he has not hustled but Freddie will make sure he plays the game right and Upton needs a change anyways. Good move by the bravos.

ESPN reporting 5/$75. What I expected. Will be a fair deal if he can get his obp up to a respectable number.

Pretty much sets the market too. Bourn is gonna want to match this contract. Let Washington/Philly pay him that, it’ll cripple them in the long run.

So what stupid trade proposal is nc gonna come up with after this move? Maybe uggla for buster posey?

Bobby has wanted BJ from the moment he 1st saw him. Let’s hope he’s right. Nice to win one from the Frillies for once. Suck on that Weinus.

Yes, the Braves won one from the Phillies. Thank you Braves.

how bout we trade nathan for chief knock a homer

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