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BJ UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Melvin Upton Jr.’s “New Chapter” Is Not Off To A Good Start

Melvin Upton Jr. Photo Credit: David Goldman/AP Atlanta Braves’ centerfielder, formerly known in the baseball world as B.J. Upton, recently decided to change the name he goes by on the field to his given name Melvin Upton Jr. When the change was announced many believed it was a way for Upton to start a new chapter in his career, but it was not. Even though the change was not...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton to miss all of spring training

Melvin Upton, formerly known as B.J., will miss all of spring training after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot. Upton’s inflammation is occurring in the bone behind the ball of his foot. He will be in a cast for two weeks and a walking foot for the 4-6 weeks after that. This is not the start of the year that Upton needed after his first two seasons in Atlanta...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton To Start 2015 Season On Disabled List

After struggling during his first two seasons in Atlanta, Melvin Upton, formally known as B.J. Upton,will have to wait a little longer then expected in hopes to turn his career around. Upton was diagnosed on Friday with inflammation in his left foot, specifically in the bone behind the ball of his foot. With the injury, Upton is expected to be in a cast for at least two weeks and...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton: Name change has nothing to do with new chapter

Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton — excuse me, Melvin Upton Jr. — will be looking to turn over a new leaf when the 2015 season begins. That is not why he is ditching the name B.J. Over the weekend, Upton announced that he would like to be referred to as Melvin Upton Jr. going forward....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Upton wants to be called Melvin instead of BJ

ATLANTA (AP) There is a new-look Upton headed to the Braves' camp. The centerfielder known as B.J. Upton through his first 11 major league seasons with Tampa Bay and Atlanta is now listed as Melvin Upton Jr. on the Atlanta Braves' roster. Upton's old initials stood or Bossman Junior, from his father Manny's nickname ''Bossman.'' Upton's full name is Melvin Emanuel Upton. Braves...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves OF Upton: 'I wanted to go by my real name'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Every now and then over the years, fans asked B.J. Upton to sign his legal name for autographs. After the news broke out of Braves camp that the 30-year-old center fielder is officially requesting the public to use his full name -- Melvin Upton Jr., as opposed to the initials for his nickname Bossman Junior -- that's the only signature they'll receive. Melvin...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ B.J. Upton Will Go By Melvin Upton Jr. During 2015 Season

B.J. Upton hasn’t fared too well for the Atlanta Braves, but maybe Melvin Upton Jr. will be able to hit above the Mendoza line. The struggling Braves outfielder will go by his birth name in 2015 — which his representatives confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman — and will wear Upton Jr. on his jersey. The nickname B.J. is short for Bossman Jr., a nod...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton ditching his nickname for the 2015 season

The Atlanta Braves would love to unload outfielder B.J. Upton in the wake of two horrendous seasons. Instead, the team will have to settle for a change in identity from the 30-year-old. Upton, who has batted an abysmal .196 since the Braves signed him in 2013, has announced that he will be going by his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton is No More

It was a good run, Bossman Junior. When Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton hits Spring Training, he’ll be without two things…his brother (Justin was traded to San Diego in December) and his name. B.J. Upton will go by the name Melvin Upton Jr. this year. Upton will explain his reasoning when he reports to #Braves camp. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 22, 2015 That’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top three weaknesses in Braves’ lineup

Mike Minor gave up 7 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals his last start. On May 5, in the second game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 victory. Looking to start a new winning streak, hopes of that were lost after the Cardinals knocked Mike Minor around for a 7 – 1 victory. This is not new: Just...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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