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Upton signs largest free agent contract in History

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ATLANTA, GA- Now to this week's other lottery winner, B.J. Upton.

The Atlanta Braves agreed to a five year $75 million dollar contract with the centerfielder, the largest free agent contract in franchise history.

Upton was officially introduced as the newest Brave this morning.

The 28 year old spent his entire career with the Tampa Bay Rays after reaching the Majors as a teen in 2004. In August, he became the 8th player in major league history to tally 100 homers and 200 steals before turning 28.

BJ Upton's real name is Melvin Emmanuel Upton. "B.J." stands for "Bossman Junior" after his father who was known as "Bossman".

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