BJ and Justin Upton Excited to Be with Braves

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- B.J. and Justin Upton played on the same baseball team just once growing up, a travel squad in Virginia that also included future big leaguers David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman.

Now the brothers are being given a chance to man the same outfield by the Atlanta Braves.

"I didn't come to Atlanta expecting to be playing with Justin, it just happened," B.J. Upton said. "It is a really special thing."

Three years older than Justin, B.J. signed with the Braves as a free agent in November after eight seasons with Tampa Bay. Justin arrived a couple of months later, in a seven-player trade with Arizona.

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