JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Justin Upton homered and Matt Kemp went hitless in three at-bats in their debuts with the San Diego Padres, a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
Kemp and Upton, each two-time All-Stars, were two of the main acquisitions in a busy offseason for the Padres. Upton, the centerpiece of a trade with the Atlanta Braves, was 0 for 2 until he hit a towering...
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. (formerly B.J.) isn't sure when or why or even how his injured foot became the first big storyline of the Atlanta Braves' spring training.
He's just as shocked as everyone else following the club.
"I went to see the doctor the other day" as a precautionary measure, recalled Upton, in his third season with the Braves, "... and 10 minutes...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. already made waves once this spring by changing his name. Now, he's doing so again, as the Braves center fielder will miss up to two months with inflammation in his left foot.
Upton underwent an MRI exam Thursday, which revealed he has sesamoiditis, a buildup in the bone behind the ball of the foot. He will be in a short leg cast for two...
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The good Upton brother had yet another strong season in 2014, completing his seventh full season in the big leagues. It’s hard to believe but the former first overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft has been around that long, and at just 27 years old he still has ample time left in his prime.
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
The Braves are sending rightfielder Justin Upton and a yet-to-be-named-publicly low level prospect to the Padres for for pitcher Max Fried, center fielder Mallex Smith, infielder Jace Peterson and left fielder Dustin Peterson. It’s an interesting way for Atlanta to get a very high upside player not usually available in a package for a one-year rental. […]
Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why:
Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
Justin Upton is probably going to get traded. If you believe Joel Sherman’s source, there’s no probably about it; Upton is the next Brave out of town. And it makes sense; the team is clearly taking retooling for the future, while Upton is entering the final year of his contract. If the Braves don’t think […]
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Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...