The Phillies new center fielder will not be B.J. Upton. According to numerous reports including this one from FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the free agent center fielder has agreed to a five-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. The reported value of the contract is five years and $70 - 75 million.
Other free agent options in the marketplace include former Phillie Michael Bourn and Josh Hamilton. Of course, the Phillies could land a center fielder via trade.