Found July 12, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Friday night, before a boisterous, red-clad crowd of 43,275 at Turner Field: 1. Atlanta's absurd rash of outfield injuries have fortuitously come at an ideal time On Thursday, Jason Heyward (two homers, nine RBI, 10 runs since June 14) incurred a strained hamstring against the Reds, the result of a hard slide into third base. Twenty-four hours later, brothers Justin Upton (strained calf) and B.J. Upton (strained adductor muscle) were also shelved, due to injury. Throw in the sobering news of Jordan Schafer's stress fracture (ankle), sidelining him for roughly a month, and you have a suddenly decimated Atlanta outfield that was healthy before the series began. Asked if he would prefer the All-Star break to kick in right away, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't soft-pedal his response. "I wish it was tomorrow, but we've still got two more games to play, against a tough t...

Braves B.J. Upton Injured Against Reds

Atlanta Braves center fielder, B.J. Upton, left Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a right abductor strain.  Upton was hurt as he came in on a line drive hit by Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, in the first inning.  After the waist-high line drive went off Upton's glove, it ricocheted off his left knee into right center field.  Frazier was able to leg...

B.J. Upton exits Reds game after awkwardly diving for ball

ATLANTA Braves centerfielder B.J. Upton left Friday's game against the Reds early on, after sustaining an apparent injury while diving for a line drive in the first inning. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 and two outs in the opening frame, Upton rushed to make a play on Todd Frazier's low-to-the-ground liner. But Upton dropped to his knees just a fraction too early, momentarily...

Injured Freeman iffy for ASG; B.J. Upton placed on DL

ATLANTA The fans voted Freddie Freeman into the MLB All-Star Game, but a thumb injury might preclude the Braves first baseman from playing in the Midsummer Classic. On Sunday, the Braves announced that Freeman would miss Sunday's game against the Reds, the season's unofficial first-half finale. As such, Freeman is questionable for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field...

Both Uptons Hurt While Gattis Hitless in First Rehab Game

Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis was hitless in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Friday night. Gattis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Gwinnett Braves lost 3-0 in a road game at Durham.  He also struck out twice. Gattis is expected to play with Gwinnett Saturday and Sunday.  He will then either play with another Braves minor league team next week or continue...

B.J. Upton joins list of Braves' injured OFs

B.J. Upton has left the Braves' game against the Reds with an apparent knee injury, marking the second straight night Atlanta has lost an outfielder. Upton was injured when he charged Todd Frazier's run-scoring triple in the first inning Friday night. Upton missed the ball as his right knee dug into the grass in center field. The ball skipped off his glove and hit his left...

Braves' B.J. Upton leaves with adductor strain

Braves big ticket free agent signee B.J. Upton left today's game with a right adductor strain, the Braves announced. While the severity of the injury isn't known, losing Upton could be a blow to the team. While he has been under performing, he still is a valuable piece to the Braves. B.J Upton left tonight's game with a right adductor muscle strain. — Atlanta...

Braves' B.J. Upton injures leg

B.J. Upton has left the Braves' game against the Reds with a strained adductor muscle in his right leg, marking the second straight night Atlanta has lost an outfielder. Upton was injured when he charged Todd Frazier's run-scoring triple in the first inning on Friday. Upton missed the ball as his right knee dug into the grass in center field. The ball skipped off his glove...

Braves’ Justin Upton exits with calf strain

Early in last night’s game the Atlanta Braves watched outfielder B.J. Upton exit due to injury. Later in the contest, the team’s other Upton was forced to leave with a strained calf, according to Eric Single of Justin Upton suffered his calf injury while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning. During the play, he pulled up roughly halfway to first...

Reds, Braves close first half against new faces on the mound

No Justin Upton. No B.J. Upton. No Jason Heyward. No problem. After winning without any of their injured big-name outfielders, the Atlanta Braves will again be shorthanded Sunday as they conclude a four-game home set against the slumping Cincinnati Reds. One night after Heyward exited Thursday's 6-5 win with a strained right hamstring, the Upton brothers were hurt Friday in a...

Fantasy Baseball Musings: Ryan Braun’s Risk, B.J. Upton and More

Do yourself a favor:  stop thinking about what will happen to Ryan Braun and dump him today! We’ve heard anywhere from a 50-game suspension to a lifetime ban as potential punishment for the wide-eyed Brewer.  I don’t own Braun in any of my leagues (we were all given a heads up on his situation in [...]

Atlanta Braves Outfield or The Walking Dead?

(Image: MSN/FoxSports) It wasn't too long ago that people were talking about the surplus of outfielders the Atlanta Braves had on their roster. Three (supposedly) solid starters in Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward, and a strong bench that included hero-for-hire Evan Gattis and the newly transformed Jordan Schafer. So how did Friday night's outfield end up looking like Joey

All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got the news they had hoped to hear.  With 19.7 million votes, Freeman beat...
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