Padres acquire RHP Craig Kimbrel, OF Melvin Upton Jr. from Braves
The San Diego Padres have acquired relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. (previously B.J. Upton) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for outfielder Carlos Quentin, outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Matt Wisler, outfielder Jordan Paroubeck and the 2015 competitive balance pick No. 41, the teams announced Sunday.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported the terms of the trade.
Kimbrel, 26, has made four consecutive All-Star games. He finished last season with 47 saves, his fourth straight year with at least 40 saves.
Upton played for the Braves each of the last two seasons after spending the first eight years of his career with the Rays. Upton batted .208 last season, the second-lowest average of his career.
In return for Kimbrel and Upton, the rebuilding Braves received two major leaguers and two prospects in addition to the 41st pick.
The Braves designated Quentin, who only played in 50 games last season, for assignment. Quentin has dealt with a number of injury issues since he arrived in San Diego and has not played more than 86 games in a season since 2011, his last year with the White Sox. He hit just .177 in 2014.
Maybin, who was the Tigers' first-round pick in 2005, was sent to the Marlins ahead of the 2008 season as part of the Miguel Cabrera trade. He played three seasons in Florida before joining the Padres, with whom he played the last four years. Maybin batted .235 last season in 95 games.
Wisler, 22, played with Double A San Antonio and Triple A El Paso in 2014. Paroubeck, 20, made his professional debut with the Arizona League Padres last season.
- Stanley Kay