Sources: #Padres getting Upton.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014
Details of the trade are scarce and unsubstantiated as of yet but it appears that Atlanta's return will include at least one of the Padres' top three prospects.
ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Braves will receive Max Fried and second baseman Jace Peterson in the deal.
Max Fried is going to Braves in Justin Upton deal according to #Padres source— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 19, 2014
Jace Peterson 2B also going to Braves in Upton deal— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 19, 2014
Jon Heyman reports Dustin Pederson, Mallex Smith are also headed to Atlanta.
lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014
The deal is official. The Braves will send Upton, along with pitching prospect Aaron Northcraft, to San Diego in exchange for LHP Max Fried, OF Mallex Smith, IF Jace Peterson, and IF Dustin Peterson. The Braves will also acquire an international bonus pool slot from San Diego in the deal.
<center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> acquire four prospects and an international bonus pool slot from Padres in exchange for Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) <a href="https://twitter.com/Braves/status/546059279846100993">December 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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