The 24-year-old Northcraft has yet to make his major league debut.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the trade between both clubs.
Left-hander Max Fried, shortstop
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com the Braves have had recent talks with the
Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats. He slashed 267/.348/.478 through his first two seasons with the Braves. The 27-year-old entering the final year of his contract and is expected to make $14.5 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.
Despite the fact that the Padres acquired both Matt Kemp and Wil Myers on Thursday, the team may not be done yet. It's unclear where Upton would fit into the team's plans, but he would be a clear upgrade over whoever the club is planning to start in center field. If the team were to acquire Upton, one of that trio would be pushed into action in center. While Kemp has experience at the position, he's not considered a strong defender.
The 27-year-old Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Freddie Freeman , 1B||.288|
|HR||Justin Upton , LF||29|
|RBI||Justin Upton , LF||102|
|OBP||Freddie Freeman , 1B||.386|
|SLG||Justin Upton , LF||.491|
|R||Freddie Freeman , 1B||93|
|SB||Emilio Bonifacio , CF||26|
|W||Julio Teheran , SP||14|
|ERA||Alex Wood , SP||2.78|
|WHIP||Julio Teheran , SP||1.08|
|K||Julio Teheran , SP||186|
|SV||Craig Kimbrel , RP||47|
|Full Team Statistics|
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