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Justin Upton Introduced To Braves Country

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Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren (left) and new outfielder Justin Upton (right). Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren (left) and new outfielder Justin Upton (right).

Justin Upton has a new home.

The Atlanta Braves held an introductory press conference for it's new outfielder. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says the new player has already made an impact.

The Braves acquired Justin Upton last week in a seven player trade, and Gonzalez says he immediately began writing out projected lineups. He used 107 different lineups last year.

Gonzalez doesn't expect as much lineup juggling this season. Justin Upton is set to bat third in the order, one spot ahead of his brother, BJ, who will hit fourth.

The Upton brothers will also be side-by-side on defense, with Justin in leftfield and BJ playing centerfield.

Braves players report to spring training in Florida on February 14th.

 

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