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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||430.00||13.00||.216||33.00||56.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||16||4||1|| .294|| .563|| .250|
|12/21/2014||Drew Stubbs, CF COL|
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Melvin Upton, CF SD|
Nick Swisher, DH CLE
Alen Hanson, SS PIT
Nick Williams, LF TEX
|12/19/2014||Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL||Melvin Upton, CF SD|
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|12/17/2014||Jason Hammel, SP CHC||Melvin Upton, CF SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres CF Melvin Upton homers, drives in two runs
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/21/15) Padres center fielder Melvin Upton hit his first home run of the season during Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Upton went 1 for 4 with a walk and a two-run blast in the ninth inning.
Upton is hitting .182 with a home run and two RBI in 22 at-bats this season.
Melvin Upton, Yonder Alonso atop Padres lineup on Tuesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) The Padres lineup had a little different look Tuesday against the Athletics, as Melvin Upton was in the leadoff spot for the first time this season and Yonder Alonso was batting second for just the second time in 2015. It was also Alonso's first time batting second since coming off the disabled list June 2.
Alonso is batting .277 with one home run, two doubles, eight RBI, five runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in 13 games since coming off the disabled list. However, he is mired in a 1-for-20 slump in his last six games.
Upton is batting just .100 (1 for 10) in seven games since his activation from the DL. Tuesday was just his third start of the season.
Padres activate Melvin Upton, demote Abraham Almonte
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/8/15) The Padres have reinstated outfielder Melvin Upton from the 15-day disabled list. He went down on April 4 with a left foot injury before a trade from Atlanta.
The team has also optioned fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso. He managed a .186/.255/.233 slash line in 43 at-bats with San Diego.
Padres to activate Melvin Upton on Monday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/7/15) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton will meet the team in Atlanta on Sunday night, and the team plans to activate him before Monday's game, MLB.com reported.
Upton has been on injury rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso for the left foot sesamoiditis that landed him on the 15-day disabled list.
Padres' Melvin Upton homers as rehab assignment hits 40 AB
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/5/15) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton hit a home run on Thursday for Triple-A El Paso.
Upton is on injury rehab assignment for the left foot sesamoiditis that landed him on the 15-day disabled list.
Upton's rehab assignment has lasted 12 games and 46 at bats, so far. He's hitting .283 with a .731 OPS. He's striking out once every four at bats and has six RBI.
|2014 summary: Melvin Upton, formerly known as B.J., set out to redeem himself from a disastrous first season in Atlanta, and at least in spring training, he looked like he might succeed. But once the bell rang, it was more of the same. Technically, he improved across the board, and his 12 home runs and 20 steals at least gave him some value in Rotisserie leagues, but he still finished with the lowest batting average and sixth-lowest OPS among full-time players.|
Playing time status: With Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Evan Gattis out of the picture, Melvin Upton's role couldn't be any more secure, even with his struggles. The problem is he's already hurt. He could potentially miss all of April with inflammation in his left foot.
2015 outlook: For all the misery Upton has brought to the Braves, Fantasy owners and the baseball world in general the last two years, there is at least one glimmer of hope once he gets back on the diamond: The Braves hired Kevin Seitzer, one of the rare hitting coaches who has actually made a measurable difference in a player's career. That player was Alex Gordon, and Upton has offered to let Seitzer reconstruct his swing in a similar manner. That's no reason to draft Upton outside of NL-only leagues, but it at least makes him worth monitoring given his raw talent.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/30/15||SEA||10:10 pm||Mike Montgomery|
|7/1/15||SEA||3:40 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|7/2/15||@ STL||7:15 pm||John Lackey|
|7/3/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|7/4/15||@ STL||2:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|7/5/15||@ STL||2:15 pm||Jaime Garcia|
|7/6/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|