BREAKING: Padres Acquire Justin Upton From Braves

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources tell Ken Rosenthal.

The Braves receive left-handed pitcher Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson and outfielder Mallex Smith, according to Jon Heyman. The Padres also get a low-level minor leaguer.

Jeff Passan first reported a deal for Upton was close.

Upton, 27, has spent parts of eight years in the major leagues. He spent the first six years with the Arizona Diamondbacks before being traded to the Braves in January of 2013.

Upton has a career .274 average with 164 home runs and 535 runs batted in.

The Padres have already made many splashes this off-season. They have traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Derrick Norris and and signed Clint Barmes among other moves.

The Padres wanted to upgrade their offense and have done that. They will also have a very good outfield of Upton, Kemp and Myers. The plan is to play Meyers in center field, according to Jon Heyman.

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