Braves close to signing BJ Upton
Mark Bowman of MLB.com and Jerry Crasnick of ESPN are reporting that the Braves and Upton are close to a deal. This would be another blow to the Twins offseason plans of rebuilding the rotation as moving Denard Span to Atlanta for some of their young talented (cheap) pitching seemed like a perfect fit. Certainly there are other places Span can be moved to, but taking Atlanta off the table is a big setback.
Atlanta may still have interest in another outfielder even if they do sign Upton, but they'd likely be looking for a corner outfielder with a different offensive skill set, namely Josh Willingham.