The Braves are one of the more interesting teams to watch this winter - they're actively shopping Justin Upton, and while there are definitely quite a few interested parties, nothing is close at the moment. Here's the latest on Upton, a Cuban mystery target & more:
The Royals are the latest team to express interest, per Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times, but those talks have been very informal. The Rangers, Padres, and Indians are also in play, per the New York Post's Joel Sherman, and the Mariners aren't out of the race just yet. The number of interested parties is a good sign for Atlanta, and they should be able to get good value on the deal they eventually make.
The Rangers are interested in Gattis, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, but Atlanta wants prospect Alex Gonzalez in return. The Rangers are unwilling to consider dealing Gonzalez, but if the Braves expand the deal to include Upton, they might be able to work something out. Texas would likely flip Upton for pitching if he came their way, according to Sullivan.
Never heard of him? You aren't alone. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports the Braves are after Toscano, who hasn't played in an official league since leaving Cuba in 2012, and while there are already reports coming out that a deal is done, we haven't heard anything official from either side. From what we've heard, though, it seems like the deal is only a matter of time.
Callaspo's deal will be for one year only, which makes sense - despite an underrated offensive contribution in recent years, Callaspo was very poor at the plate last season.
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