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.