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AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects. Among the players discussed were left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson and third baseman Dustin Peterson.

The Padres already made two huge deals in recent days, acquiring slugger Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers and former AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

San Diego has landed another of baseball’s top power hitters in Upton, who is entering the final year of his contract. He had 29 homers and 102 RBIs last season.

 

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