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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

J. Upton likely to rest right quad until Friday

The right quad tightness that scratched Justin Upton from the Tigers' lineup Monday is enough of a concern that he'll likely sit the rest of their three-game series against the Phillies, giving him essentially four days to recuperate before Detroit opens a six-game West Coast trip Friday night at Oakland.
Via Tigers.com
5 days ago

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

Justin Upton hits 1st HRs in Tigers uniform in 6-5 win

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Detroit outfielder Justin Upton hit his first two home runs in a Tigers uniform in a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Upton, who signed a six-year, $132 million free-agent contract with Detroit in January, entered the day hitting .189 (7-for-37) with one extra base hit, a double, in 15 games this spring. But he launched a two-out, solo home...
Via Associated Press
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Upton knocks it close at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium

Twitter Justin Upton did the golf equivalent of lining a double off the center field wall Wednesday at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.  Known for being the rowdiest hole in all of professional golf, Upton gave the people what they wanted in the pre-tournament Pro-Am. I smell an Oakland Hills or Detroit Golf Club membership in his future...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Free-spending Tigers officially add Justin Upton to their lineup

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have finalized their six-year, $132.75 million contract with free-agent outfielder Justin Upton.The Tigers introduced Upton at a news conference Wednesday. The 28-year-old gives Detroit another powerful bat in the middle of the lineup and fills a need in left field after Detroit dealt slugger Yoenis Cespedes at the deadline last year.It was another big...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles make contract offer to Yoenis Cespedes

The Baltimore Orioles may be losing patience with Chris Davis and are prepared to move forward with alternate plans. To that end, they reportedly have made a contract offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. MASN’s Roch Kubatko shared the news on Thursday and says the Orioles prefer Cespedes to fellow free agent outfielder Justin Upton. Per industry source, #orioles have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

While intriguing, Justin Upton isn’t a fit for the Dodgers

We got a lot of questions on the podcast and I’ve seen a lot of chatter about the Dodgers and Justin Upton. That’s not to say anything is remotely close, but the fans are obviously not satisfied with the offense as currently constructed and want an improvement. And Upton would be an improvement … right? Not so fast. Upton completed his first (and likely only) season with the...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Nobody Is Talking about Justin Upton

Check out the MLB Trade Rumors page for Justin Upton, and you find something strange. Since a report on November 13 that the outfielder had been extended a qualifying offer, Upton has been invoked just three times there — in one case, with the Angels, merely to note that “nothing is happening” between Upton and the club. Los Angeles was merely engaged in “ongoing conversations”...
Via Fangraphs
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

By Robert Judin. The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton...
Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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