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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Upton singles, makes great catch in ASG

Justin Upton last played right field four years and two teams ago. And yet, that's where Upton found himself in the 10th inning as he made a sliding catch to rob Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager of a leadoff hit that helped cement the American's League's 2-1 victory over the National League in the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard in Miami on Tuesday night.
Via Tigers.com
13 days ago

Upton gives ASG teammate Fulmer a ride

Michael Fulmer didn't just gain a familiar face when teammate Justin Upton was added to the American League All-Star team. He also gained a ride to the festivities.
Via Tigers.com
14 days ago

Justin Upton says knee injury is 'nothing serious'

Justin Upton left the Detroit Tigers’ opener against the Chicago White Sox after injuring his left knee in the field, but he says it’s nothing serious.Upton hurt himself landing while making a catch in the bottom of the sixth inning on Tuesday. He ended up being removed for a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th. Upton has been termed day-to-day with a knee contusion, but he said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

5 MLB contract year players looking to cash in

The mythical contract year can be either a boon or a drag on an athlete. Some respond well, knowing that with a strong season, they can enter free agency as a hot commodity and really make a lot of money on the open market. Others feel the pressure and drag their value down as they struggle to handle it.While every player entering a contract year will be hoping to gain the attention...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a potent collection of power, especially considering that this is far from a one-trick pony position. It is also an area that is home to...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Upton’s resurgence helping Detroit Tigers down the stretch

Magic in Motown? The Detroit Tigers have been surging as of late and that is in large part due to Justin Upton’s bat. Upton has struggled at the plate this season, but his resurgence late in the year is making up for his poor play earlier in the season. Upton’s currently holds a .239 batting average to go along with 21 home runs, 67 runs batted in, and 24 doubles. Tigers fans...
Via isportsweb.com
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

This Justin Upton Looks a Lot Like Old Justin Upton

As things stand today, September 2nd, there is a two-way tie between the Orioles and Tigers for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The Orioles, whether due to the phenomenal exploits of their closer or their inability to convince projection systems of their success, have been the focus of much discussion. It strikes me, though, that the Tigers are flying a bit under...
Via Fangraphs
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton thought he’d hit a game-tying home run… but nope

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Upton learned a hard lesson about premature celebrations on flyballs Saturday. Facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Upton’s Tigers were in the ninth inning with two outs when the slugging leftfielder stepped up to the plate. He came up with a solid hit that ended up being the game-tying home run Detroit was looking for… or so it appeared...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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