PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton was out of the lineup for a second conseuctive day Wednesday and said before the game he is still displeased with his benching amid ongoing struggles.
"I'm never happy about not being in the lineup," Upton said. "I'm still not happy about it. But with the day off today (and) a day off tomorrow, I don't expect any more the rest of the season. I expect to come out and be in the lineup every day and give my teammates everything I've got."
In his last 28 at-bats, Upton has four hits and one RBI. He is hitting .243 with five home runs and 20 RBI. Upton admits he is struggling right now but does not agree with manager Kirk Gibson's decisions to give him a few days off.
"I don't think it's warranted," Upton said. "But at the same time, (Gibson) calls the shots. So the only thing I can do is continue to come in here and work hard the way I have and make sure I'm prepared the next time I'm in the lineup."
Gibson had little to say specifi...