The Atlanta Braves have signed free agent center fielder BJ Upton. Upton’s contract is reportedly worth $75.25 million over the next five seasons. The 28-year-old has played his entire career with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Last season, Upton hit .246 with 28 homers and 78 RBIs. He also stole 31 bases for the Rays.
With Atlanta, Upton will play in center and replace Michael Bourn. While he has been considered by some to have been a disappointment due to his immense talent, Upton is young enough to still have the best years in front of him.