PHOENIX (AP) Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not officially been announced.
The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving up four minor leaguers in the deal, including top pitching prospect Randy Delgado. The other minor leagues headed to Arizona are right-hander Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. Prado can become a free agent after this season.
So from Chipper Jones, to Martin Prado, to Chris Johnson: The Braves' hot corner has undergone some change in the past year. Good luck to Martin next year for Arizona, and here's hoping Justin can put up an awesome season for the Braves!