When the San Diego Padres traded for baseball’s No. 1 closer, Craig Kimbrel, right before the regular season started, they also got outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. in the trade with the Atlanta Braves.
The transaction re-united Melvin (formerly known as “B. J.”) with his brother Justin who had been acquired by the Padres during the off-season. The Padres also took on $46M of salary from the Braves by acquiring Melvin. It’s not clear where Melvin will fit into the Padres lineup.
See the related story about Justin and Melvin Upton at the link below from boston.com: