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2 Melvin Upton CF
Height/Weight: 6-3/185 | Birthdate: 8/21/1984 | Birthplace: Norfolk, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $13,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres' Melvin Upton Jr. hits two home runs against former team


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Padres center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. went 3 for 4 with two home runs and five RBI in Tuesday's win over Atlanta.

Upton went deep twice against his former team. It was the eighth multi-homer game of his career and first since June 15, 2013.

Upton nearly matched his RBI total since the start of July (six) in the game.


Melvin Upton gets start in center for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Padres center fielder Will Venable wasn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game. 

Venable has started 55 games this year, including the last four. He was replaced by Melvin Upton, who made his 27th start. 


Will Venable replaces Melvin Upton in center for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Padres centerfielder Melvin Upton isn't in Sunday's starting lineup. Upton had started the last four and six of the last seven. 

Will Venable will replace Upton in center. 


Padres CF Melvin Upton goes 3 for 3, homers in loss Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Center fielder Melvin Upton put the Padres on the board with a solo home run in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3 on Friday. 

Upton's home run was his second of the season, as he has seen very sporadic playing time recently. Though, he did make his third consecutive start in center field on Friday. 


Padres CF Melvin Upton homers, drives in two runs


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) 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
(6/16/2015) 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
(6/8/2015) 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
(6/7/2015) 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
(6/5/2015) 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. 


Padres OF Melvin Upton up to 29 at-bats on rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton is getting closer to the magic number of 40 at-bats on his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso. 

Upton, who is expected to at least get 40-50 at-bats on his rehab assignment, has managed 29 at-bats in his first eight games. He is batting .241 (7 for 29) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, seven runs, nine strikeouts and two stolen bases.


Padres' Melvin Upton needs at least 40 at-bats before DL activation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) With Yonder Alonso and Wil Myers sidelined with injuries, this could Padres outfielder Melvin Upton's best opportunity to show he can still contribute, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Upton, who has been sidelined all season with a left toe injury, began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Monday. He is hitting .333 (3 for 9) with a double and an RBI in two games. He will need another 40 at-bats before he is activated from the disabled list.

"His pride is kicking in," a friend of Upton said. "He doesn't want to be remembered as the worst contract in baseball history."


Padres' Melvin Upton collects two hits in Triple-A game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton went 2 for 5 with one RBI and a stolen base during a rehab assignment Monday for the team's Triple-A affiliate.

Upton also struck out twice and played center field during the game. Upton is on the 15-day disabled list with a toe injury.


Padres Melvin Upton to begin rehab stint on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to begin his rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A El Paso, according to MLB.com.

Upton, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a toe injury, has ramped up his activities of late and participated in an extended spring training game last week. He posted a .208 record with 35 RBI in 2014.


Rehab assignment nears for Padres OF Melvin Upton


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. Upton will report to Triple-A El Paso, according to U-T San Diego.

Upton, acquired from the Braves during the offseason, has been out all season with a toe injury. He is expected to join the Padres club in early June.


Padres OF Melvin Upton participates in extended spring training


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton played in his first live action of the season when he went 1 for 3 during an extended spring training game Monday, reports ReynoldsSports.com

Upton has been sidelined with a toe injury. He is scheduled to begin rehab games in about a week.


Padres' Melvin Upton to get extended spring at-bats Monday, Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton (toe) will serve as the designated hitter Monday in an extended spring training game and then move to play the field on Tuesday, reports U-T San Diego

The plan is for Upton to then get 40-50 minor league at-bats before being activated in early June. 

Upton is currently on the 15-day DL with a toe injury.


Padres outfielder Melvin Upton nearing action in extended spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton is making progress to get back on the field and is nearly ready for action in extended spring training, according to U-T San Diego.

Upton, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a toe injury, is expected to take 40-50 minor league at-bats before he will be activated in early June. Upton is yet to play for San Diego after posting a .208 average with 12 home runs in 2014.


Padres getting positive feedback on OF Melvin Upton's recovery


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton has been making good progress in his recovery from a left foot injury. He has been in the team's training facility in Peoria, Ariz. since April 10 rehabbing and has yet to appear in a game this season. But the team is receiving positive feedback so far.

"The reports we've been getting back are that he's able to run the bases and he's been able to swing the bat a little bit and get on the field," general manager A.J. Preller said Tuesday, according to MLB.com. "We will continue that here for the next week and re-evaluate it. That's kind of the next step."

The team did not provide a more specific timetable for return, though a minor-league rehab assignment could be on the horizon.

"I think that it's more about getting him healthy, getting him on the field and see where he's at," Preller said. "We will get a chance to see him in a rehab assignment and we'll be able to make a decision."


Padres OF Melvin Upton (foot) to begin running next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Padres outfielder Melvin Upton will head to Arizona on Friday to continue his rehab for a left foot injury, according to MLB.com. He plans to start running next week before progressing to baseball activities.

Padres' Melvin Upton gets examined by doctors in San Diego


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) New Padres outfielder Melvin Upton was checked out by doctors in San Diego to exmaine his foot injury, reports MLB.com.

Upton is starting the year on the disabled list with sesamoiditis in his left foot and won't make it up to the big leagues until May at the earliest. General manger A.J. Preller wants to see how Upton is feeling and his progress back from the injury.

"We'll have a chance to sit down with Upton … to get a sense of where he is health-wise. He's probably not going to be in a big league game for at least three or four weeks, at least, and maybe the beginning part of May," Padres general manager A.J. Preller said. "It's really for us to get around him a little bit … to see where the fit is on our club."


Padres acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Padres and Braves have an agreement in place for a trade that would send closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton to San Diego for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and the No. 41 overall pick in next year's draft, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The teams later confirmed the report.

Kimbrel led the league in saves in 2014 with 47 and a 1.61 ERA in 61 2/3 innings pitched. Upton will join his brother, Justin, in San Diego. He hit .208 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 519 at-bats in 2014.

The Braves are also expected to designate Quentin for assignment after the trade, according to Heyman. Quentin hit .177 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 130 at-bats in 2014.


Braves officially place Melvin Upton Jr., Mike Minor on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. (left foot) and pitcher Mike Minor (left rotator cuff) on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, according to the team's official website. Both transactions were retroactive to March 27.

Braves' Melvin Upton expecting to shed protective boot on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. is expecting to receive medical clearance on Friday to shed the protective boot on his injured left foot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Upton has been sidelined all spring with the injury. He had the hard cast removed from his injured left foot last week, and is expected to start the season on the 15-day disabled list.

"I've thrown a couple of times, lifting weights. Just waiting to get it off," he said. "It'll probably take a week to actually start really working on it again -- get in the shoe, start walking on it again. There's no timetable, but it'll probably be (when he's ready)."


Report: Eric Young has the edge over Melvin Upton for CF spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Braves outfielder Eric Young Jr., a non-roster invitee, appears to have the advantage for the center field gig, after Melvin Upton Jr. went down with a foot injury, reports Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Young is hitting .321/.397/.464 with one home run, eight RBI and five stole bases in 56 at-bats this spring. Upton had the hard cast removed from his injured left foot last week, and is expected to start the season on the 15-day disabled list.


Braves' Upton Jr. has hard cast removed, now in walking boot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. had the hard cast removed from his injured left foot, according to 680 The Fan. He is now in a walking boot and scheduled to meet with the doctor Thursday.