Upton won’t be the only star in the Braves’ lineup, but he'll be in the spotlight, thanks to the big contract.
‘‘I hope there’s no added pressure, but I've dealt with things like that in the past,’’ he said. ‘‘I know what’s expected of me. I won’t put any added pressure on myself. I'll just go out and do what I can to help this team win.’’
Upton’s parents and agent, Larry Reynolds, attended the news conference. Upton said his brother, Arizona outfielder Justin Upton, wanted to join the family but couldn’t make travel arrangements.
B.J. Upton said playing with his brother ‘‘has been a big, big topic of conversation’’ for the two.
‘‘Obviously he’s under contract for three years,’’ Upton said. ‘‘Is it a possibility? Yes. Is it going to happen? We don’t know.’’