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Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton had to exit last night's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being hit in the left shoulder by starting pitcher Wade Miley. The Braves are considering Upton day-to-day, and he told reporters after the game -- including Mark Bowman of MLB.com -- that he's likely to take Tuesday off to rest the sore shoulder.
Following the game, Upton was still feeling the effects of the HBP. He said the shoulder was pretty sore, adding that he expected to get tonight off before returning to the lineup on Wednesday.
Prior to getting hit, Upton had hit the ball hard off Miley during his first two at-bats of the game. He then exited after playing defense for the bottom of the sixth inning. While he felt OK taking the field, he experienced tightness in his shoulder when he began swinging a bat.
"I was initially good and I was alright on
defense," Upton said. "I just went to swing a bat and it was
So far this season, Upton has struggled to the tune of .151/250/.254 with four doubles and three home runs over 145 plate appearances. He signed a five-year, $75.25 million contract with Atlanta over the winter.
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