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Braves Rumors: ATL a Fit for Diamondbacks' Justin Upton?

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 07:  Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks warms up on deck during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on July 7, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 07: Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks warms up on deck during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on July 7, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Buster Olney of ESPN believes the Atlanta Braves could offer a fit for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton.

Olney adds that by acquiring Upton, the Braves would obtain some cost certainty while dealing with players such as Michael Bourn and Brian McCann. Upton would also help balance the Braves lineup, according to Olney.

We found out this morning that while the Diamondbacks are willing to listen on Upton, they are not actively attempting to trade the 24-year-old. If Arizona were to deal Upton, they would seek major league-ready talent in return.

Olney speculates that Martin Prado, someone who's been on the Braves' trading block for some time, could play third base for the Diamondbacks. He adds that Atlanta could send pitching prospects, along with Prado, to Arizona in a package for Upton. The Braves have several young arms at or near major league-ready, including right-hander Julio Teheran, who's considered one of the game's top prospects.

Beyond the Braves, the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates have been tied to Upton.

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Should the Braves pursue Upton?

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