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8 Justin Upton LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 8/25/1987 | Birthplace: Norfolk, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $9,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/91 | Average Draft Position: 65.24
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Justin Upton makes it into lineup Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton made it into the starting lineup Monday against the Marlins after leaving Sunday's game due to triceps tightness. Upton is batting .347 (17 for 49) with a .411 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, .962 OPS, one home run, seven doubles and nine RBI in his last 13 games.

Justin Upton leaves game due to triceps injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton left Sunday's game against the Phillies due to triceps tightness. He is day to day.

Upton was 2 for 2 with a double and two runs before leaving the game. Upton is batting .347 (17 for 49) with one home run, seven doubles and nine RBI in his last 13 games.


Justin Upton has 18 RBI in last 21 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton has totaled at least three RBI twice in his last nine games, including a season-best four RBI Saturday against the Cubs. Upton had a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the ninth inning.

Upton went into the All-Star break having hit .296 with a .359 on-base percentage, .481 slugging percentage and .840 OPS in his last 21 games. He totaled three home runs, six doubles, nine runs and 18 RBI in that span.

Upton has proven to be a strong second-half performer in the past. He has a .280 average, .484 slugging percentage and .835 OPS in his career after the All-Star break. Last season, he hit .275 with 11 doubles, 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 61 games after the break.


Justin Upton slugs 17th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday.

Upton hadn't homered in his previous nine games before driving in two runs with his sixth-inning blast Saturday. His first RBI of the game came earlier on a sacrifice fly. Upton has hit .275/.347/.507 with 17 home runs, 50 RBI and seven stolen bases in 298 at-bats.


Justin Upton stays hot with two-hit game in Atlanta win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Surging Braves left fielder Justin Upton pushed his hitting streak to six games Saturday with the key hit in a victory over the Phillies.

Upton, who had already plated a run with a groundout, slammed a two-run double to left center in the sixth inning that nearly left the yard. He later singled and scored to give him eight hits in his last 23 at-bats.


B.J. Upton, Justin Upton homer in same game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Braves outfielders B.J. Upton and Justin Upton both knocked solo home runs in their team's 3-2 win over the Astros Tuesday.

It was the fourth time since the brothers joined the Braves last season that they both homered in the same game, but the previous three instances all came in April 2013. B.J. owns a .203/.272/.337 line with seven home runs, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 276 at-bats. Justin has hit .271/.343/.504 with 15 home runs, 39 RBI and six stolen bases in 258 at-bats.


Justin Upton ejected for arguing Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes Sunday.

Upton lasted until the ninth inning before getting ejected. The first two strikes in the at-bat were called before Upton struck out swinging at a slider. He finished the game 1 for 3, with an RBI.


Justin Upton remains in lineup Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton was in the team's starting lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

Upton returned from a sinus infection Saturday after missing a few days. He was able to play again Sunday, suggesting he may finally be over the issue. Upton was prescribed decongestants for the issue, and they seem to have worked.

Upton is hitting .272/.345/.500 over 250 at-bats.


Justin Upton able to return Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton returned to the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

Upton has been dealing with dizziness, but was diagnosed with sinus pressure. He was precribed decongestants. Upton is hitting .276/.350/.508 over 246 at-bats.


Justin Upton dealing with sinus pressure


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton is dealing with sinus pressure, according to MLB.com.

Upton has had trouble with dizziness lately, which has prevented him from playing. He'll take some decongestants and will attempt to return to the lineup in the next few days. Upton is hitting .276/.350/.508 over 246 at-bats.


Justin Upton dizziness worsening; sent to doctor


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Braves slugger Justin Upton is going backward in his battle with dizziness. He arrived to the park Friday feeling worse than he did the last couple days and was sent to the doctor for testing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported.

Upton was removed late in the game Tuesday with the problem. He pinch-hit Thursday, but has not started since.


Justin Upton remains sidelined Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) A touch of dizziness has seemingly become a bigger problem for Braves slugger Justin Upton, who is out of the lineup for the third straight game Friday in Washington.

Upton left the game Tuesday with light-headedness and has not started since, though he pinch-hit Thursday.


Justin Upton able to pinch hit Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton was able to pinch hit Thursday against the Nationals.

With the bases loaded in the eighth, Upton had a chance to pad his team's lead. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Upton hit a ground ball to second for the out. He was replaced by a new pitcher in the bottom half of the inning, and did not play the field.

Upton has missed the past couple of games due to dizziness. He's hitting .276/.350/.508 over 246 at-bats. 


Justin Upton sitting again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton was not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Upton is still battling a bout of dizziness. He believes he may have some type of inner ear issue, caused by the team traveling to Denver. Upton is hitting .278/.351/.510 over 245 at-bats.


Justin Upton still feeling lightheadedness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton said after Wednesday's game that he was still experiencing some of the same symptoms that caused him to be removed from Tuesday's game with lightheadedness, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Upton said his availability for Thursday's game will be determined by how he feels in the morning. "We’ll make that decision tomorrow when I get up," Upton said. "Obviously I want to be out there with the guys, but if I’m not feeling all right and I can’t help the team, then it’s better to have somebody else out there 100 percent."

Upton added that his strength "is a little bit down. Other than that I feel pretty good….We’ll see how long it lingers but for the most part I’m hoping I can get back to (feeling like) myself in the next couple days."


Justin Upton set to sit Wednesday against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The dizziness that forced Braves left fielder Justin Upton out of the Tuesday night game against Philadelphia has him sidelined Wednesday afternoon as well. His spot has been assumed by Ryan Doumit.

His absence is designed to give him one more day to recover given a day game after a night game, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


Justin Upton exits game Monday with lightheadedness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton was removed from Tuesday's game after feeling dizzy and lightheaded, MLB.com reports.

Upton, who finished 0 for 3 in the game, fouled out in the bottom of the sixth inning and was replaced in the field when the team came out for the top of the seventh. He has hit .278/.351/.510 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI in 245 at-bats.


Braves considering making changes to lineup?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) With Braves catcher prospect Christian Bethancourt on a roll offensively at Triple-A Gwinnett, Atlanta has started toying with the idea of shaking up their lineup, according to MLB.com.

The lineups moves would include moving catcher Evan Gattis to left field, Justin Upton to right field, Jason Heyward to center field and struggling outfielder B.J. Upton to the bench. The lineup changes would create an opening for Bethancourt to start at catcher.

Bethancourt has always been lauded for his defense, but the 22-year-old catcher is beginning to improve offensively. He is batting .312 with a .764 OPS in his last 37 games at Triple-A.

"We're hearing [Bethancourt] right now," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We're paying attention."


Justin Upton catching break against Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Braves slugger Justin Upton is out of the lineup for the Thursday afternoon game at Colorado. He has been dealing with a sore hamstring, though he is expected to return in time for the weekend series opener against the Angels.

The streaky Upton has been on a roll. He's on a seven-game hitting streak and, though he has just one hit in each of those games, he boasts an excellent .294/.373/.548 stat line on the year.


Justin Upton able to start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) The strained hamstring that sidelined Braves outfielder Justin Upton in the first inning Tuesday wasn't serious, as Upton was back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Initially, Upton thought he might miss a day or two.

Upton is batting .295 with 14 homers and 36 RBI.


Justin Upton might miss one or two games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton, who left Tuesday's game in the first inning with a strained hamstring, said it might be a day or two before he's back in the lineup, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But Upton didn't rule himself out for Wednesday night's game at Colorado.

Justin Upton exits with hamstring injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Braves outfielder Braves outfielder Justin Upton was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Rockies after just one half inning, due to a strained left hamstring.

Upton reached base in the top half of the first inning on an infield single, and came around to score after three straight singles. He suffered the injury at some point while running the bases, and was replaced in the bottom half of the inning by Jordan Schafer.

Upton is considered day to day, the team announced. 


Justin Upton belts 14th homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton homered for the first time since May 25, hitting a two-run shot in a 6-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Upton has 14 homers and 36 RBI.

He went 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored, upping his average to .291/.370/.554.


Justin Upton a different player at home


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton is hitting .400 with 10 home runs and a 1.273 OPS in 100 at-bats at Turner Field this year, reports MLB.com. He ranks second in the majors in each of those three home categories.

But on the road, Upton is hitting .194 with three home runs and a .604 OPS in 93 at-bats. Upton was not in the lineup Sunday as the Braves concluded a five-game trip at Miami.


Justin Upton belts home run No. 13 in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Braves outfielder Justin Upton went deep and reached base twice in his team's 7-0 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

Upton smacked a two-run home run off starter Franklin Morales in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. He owns a .294/.374/.588 slash line with 30 RBI in 170 at-bats. His 13 home runs rank third in the National League.