Two thirds of Atlanta's outfield will be covered by an Upton, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman tweeted on Thursday morning that the Braves and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that sends Justin Upton to Atlanta. The deal is pending Upton passing a physical.
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Atlanta will also receive third baseman Chris Johnson in exchange for third baseman Martin Prado, starting pitcher Randall Delgado and two prospects. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported via Twitter that Arizona is getting a third prospect in the deal, minor league first baseman Brandon Drury.
Upton, who has been surrounded by trade speculation for a few seasons, reportedly rejected a trade that would have sent him to Seattle earlier this month.
Earlier in the offseason, Atlanta signed the older Upton brother, B.J., to a five-year deal worth $75.25 million. As rumors of a potential deal that would send Justin to Atlanta began to spread, Justin's older brother expressed his excitement.
After hearing the reports that the Upton brothers will be in the same outfield for the 2013 season, several took to Twitter to react to the deal.
More From the Associated Press:
PHOENIX (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that sends All-Star third baseman Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday 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.
Upton, who has six major league seasons but still is just 25 years old, will join older brother B.J. Upton, who recently signed a free agent contract with Atlanta.