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Nobody said it would be easy.
Make no mistake, 2013 has not been a productive season for B.J. Upton. Fresh off signing a lucrative free agent deal with Atlanta during the off-season, Upton has slumped his way to a .177/.266/.300 batting line drawing the ire and disappointment of Braves fans everywhere.
To make matters worse, Upton has yet to receive a timetable to return from a strained right adductor muscle; the result of an ill-fated diving catch attempt on July 12th. Cleared to commence with light jogging on Monday, Upton hit off a tee for the first time since his injury prior to Tuesday's game. Over the next couple of days, the outfielder expects to ramp up his effort to return by taking live batting practice and progressing with baseball activities.
"It definitely feels a lot better than last week," Upton said. "I'm
definitely making progress, and I don't see it being too much longer."
Eligible to be activated this Saturday, Upton is not expected to be ready to return in time for this weekend's series against the St.Louis Cardinals. For the time being, the best case scenario involves Upton continuing his recovery and heading out on a rehabilitation assignment next week.
In the interim, Jason Heyward will continue to man center field for Atlanta with Reed Johnson receiving additional playing time.
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