08:17 AM ET 11.16 | A new team has officially entered the thick of the B.J. Upton sweepstakes. [Braves GM] Frank Wren spent Thursday afternoon and some of the early-evening hours courting [Upton]. The Braves welcomed Upton to Turner Field on Thursday to provide the talented outfielder a better sense of how much they are hoping that he chooses to play in Atlanta next year. ... [The] Braves appear to regard Upton as the most attractive outfielder available on the free agent market. But the Braves are not the only National League East club interested in Upton. The Phillies are believed to be making a serious push to land the 28-year-old outfielder, who has been with the Rays since being selected with the second overall selection in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.