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>