Found November 08, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Omar Infante
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
This past July, I wrote about the Detroit Tigers and the potential that they might trade for Justin Upton prior to the deadline. Click here to read that story again. Instead, the Tigers grabbed Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to fill out their pre-August wish list. But back to Upton, other than the month on the calendar, little has changed. Perhaps most notable from that piece back in July was this nugget: During ’11 Upton hit .289 with 31 homers, 39 doubles, 88 RBI’s, and 21 steals. So far in 2012 his numbers are depressed (.267, 7 HR, 10 doubles, 36 RBI’s) and he doesn’t seem to be jiving with the powers that be in AZ. Could Justin Upton be taking his hacks in Detroit next summer? Upton fought an AC joint injury in his shoulder and was simply unable to put up an elite season in 2012. And that is now his burden. He is expected to be elite year in and year out. After struggling for much of the season’s first 4 months, Upton hit .290 in August and .301 in September, swatting 9 of his...
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