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D-backs trade Upton to Braves

Ken Rosenthal says the Braves' acquisition of Upton adds intrigue to the NL East.
Ken Rosenthal says the Braves' acquisition of Upton adds intrigue to the NL East.
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Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal has been the FOXSports.com's Senior MLB Writer since August 2005. He appears weekly on MLB on FOX, FOX Sports Radio and MLB Network. He's a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter.

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Justin Upton is joining his brother in Atlanta.

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When it comes to predicting division winners, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi only agree on one thing.

The Arizona Diamondbacks finally found a deal they liked for the right fielder, sending Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal.

The Braves sent Martin Prado and pitcher Randall Delgado as part of a five-player package to Arizona in return. Atlanta also included Zeke Spruill, Nick Ahmed and Brandon Drury.

Prado, the key player from Atlanta’s side, is only under club control for one more year. The Diamondbacks are expected to sign him to a long-term deal in the near future, according to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona. He was popular in Atlanta, with one former Brave saying letting Prado go was “a bad move.”

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Upton, 25, joins his older brother, center fielder B.J. Upton, 28, and right fielder Jason Heyward, 23, to give the Braves one of the best outfields in baseball for at least the next three years.

Upton is owed $38.5 million over the next three seasons. The Diamondbacks recently agreed to trade him to the Seattle Mariners, but the M’s were one of four teams on Upton’s no-trade list, and he rejected the deal, sources say.

The Braves were not on Upton’s no-trade list. B.J. Upton recently agreed to a five-year, $75.25 million free-agent contract with the Braves, and Atlanta is relatively close to the family’s home in Virginia.

Tagged: Orioles, Tigers, Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Alfonso Soriano, B.J. Upton, Jason Kubel, Nate McLouth, Martin Prado, Jim Johnson, Justin Upton, Rick Porcello

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