Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/22/12
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Back in the lineup, B.J. Upton appears ready to once again contribute for the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off a big performance in his second game of the year, Upton looks to help the Rays to a second straight victory and a series win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Coming off a 2011 season where he hit 23 home runs and drove in 81, Upton began this year on the disabled list with a lower back strain. He went 0 for 3 during his season debut in Friday's 5-4 loss to Minnesota, but was 2 for 3 and knocked in the first two runs of Tampa Bay's 4-1 victory Saturday. "This is where I wanted to be the whole time," Upton told the Rays' official website. "Unfortunately, I had to do what I had to do to get back. But now that's all behind me. I'm ready to chip in any way I can to help this team win." Tampa Bay (8-7) is glad to have him in the mix as it tries to improve to 5-1 at Tropicana Field and avoid losing its first home series to Minnesota since 2006. After James Shi...
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