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Upton expected to return to lineup Friday

Tigers outfielder Justin Upton is expected back in the lineup Friday at Minnesota after sustaining a contusion to his right wrist on Tuesday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Upton was doubtful for Thursday's matinee game because of the quick turnaround, and that Friday would be a more realistic return.
Via Tigers.com
6 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
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Yardbarker
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: 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

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
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