• Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 16, 2012
    Is it going to be Upton? They would like it to be. Upton's name popped up in Philadelphia long before the free-agent market opened. Upton will not turn 30 until the latter portion of the 2014 season. Upton has 232 career stolen bases, so the Phillies would be getting somebody who can cause problems on the bases. They frequently visit free agents in the offseason, not only to recruit them, but to get a feel for their ability to mesh with other players in the clubhouse and thrive in the pressure cooker of P...
    Source: MLB.com
    • Phillies have Upton as top offseason target

      The Phillies think B.J. Upton could fill two sizable voids on their 2013 roster. First, he can play center field. Second, he is a right-handed bat with power. That combination has him unquestionably as their top offseason target.
      Source: MLB.com

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