The San Diego Padres have pulled off another significant trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor league players and a draft pick.
The trade announced Sunday reunites Upton with his younger brother, Justin, who was obtained by the Padres in one of several trades made by the team during a December makeover. Justin Upton is San Diego's starting left fielder.
The Padres had a glut of outfielders after acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers.
Kimbrel has had at least 42 saves in each of the last four seasons.
Corey Kluber, Indians finalize $38.5-million deal
Corey Kluber, the American League Cy Young Award winner last season, and the Cleveland Indians finalized a $38.5-million, five-year contract, a package that ties Kluber to Cleveland through the 2019 season.
"I wanted to be here. I wanted to be in Cleveland," said Kluber, who was 18-9 last season. "That was the driving force behind it for me."
Kluber, 28, would have been eligible for arbitration next off-season and for free agency after the 2018 season.