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10 Justin Upton LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 8/25/1987 | Birthplace: Norfolk, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $9,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/97 | Average Draft Position: 75.35
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OF Justin Upton blasts two HR to power Padres


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Justin Upton showed off his power stroke Wednesday, crushing two home runs to lead the Padres past the Nationals. 

Upton connected for a two-run shot to left-center in the third inning to give the Padres a 4-0 advantage, and then hit a deep blast to center in the seventh to give San Diego a valuable insurance run. 

Upton's first home runs since Aug. 10 give him 22 on the season. 


Padres' Justin Upton has eight-game hit streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton went 0 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to Colorado. 

Upton struck out once and saw his eight-game hitting streak come to an end. Upton hit .345 with 1.176 OPS over the streak. 


Tossed helmet knocks Padres 1B Yonder Alonso out of game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2015) An angry Justin Upton resulted in a hurt Yonder Alonso in the eighth inning for the Padres on Saturday night, the Denver Post has reported.

Upton tossed his helmet after getting caught stealing to end the inning. The helmet ricocheted and hit Alonso, who was minding his own business in the dugout, in the forehead.

Alonso was replaced at first base by catcher Derek Norris with Austin Hedges taking over at catcher.

Upton was remorseful following the game. "It's childish," he told U-T San Diego. "I've got to do better than that."


Padres LF Justin Upton returns to starting lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers after missing Tuesday's game due to a bruised right thumb.

Upton is batting .235 (8 for 34) with one double, three home runs, eight RBI, six runs, two walks and 11 strikeouts in his last nine games.


Thumb injury keeps Padres' Justin Upton out of lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers. Upton was lifted from Monday's game due to a bone bruise on his thumb, and he is seemingly not well enough to start on Tuesday. The team is expected to provide an update on his status in the near future.

Will Venable will get the start in left field and bat sixth in place of Upton on Tuesday.


Padres OF Justin Upton dealing with thumb bruise


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton is considered day to day after sustaining a bruise to his right thumb, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Upton went 1 for 4 with one run scored during Monday's win over the Brewers before being lifted for a pinch hitter.

Prior to Monday's contest, Upton was hitting .161 with four home runs and 11 RBI in his last 16 games.


Home run by Justin Upton wins it for the Padres on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton came through with the biggest hit of the game in the 8-7 win over the Mets on Thursday. Upton, who went 1 for 5 in the game, crushed a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, to give the Padres their one-run lead.

Upton came to bat in the ninth after a two men reached following a 45-minute rain delay. He promptly sent a Jeurys Familia pitch over the right-center field wall for the go-ahead, three-run bomb. 

"To hit that ball out of the ballpark into a driving rainstorm, with the wind going across to the deepest part of the park," Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said per MLB.com, "that is highly unlikely."

It was Upton's 18th home run of the season and the third in his last four games, including each of the last two against the Mets. 


Padres LF Justin Upton goes yard for 17th home run Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton went 2 for 3, including his 17th home run of the year, in the 7-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. 

Upton launched a solo home run in the third inning of Bartolo Colon to extend the Padres' lead to five runs. 

As trade rumors contiune to swirl, Upton has now homered three times in his last eight games.


Padres LF Justin Upton back in the lineup on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Justin Upton has returned to the starting lineup and will be in left field for the Padres' matchup with the Marlins on Friday. Upton will bat cleanup in his first game back since injuring his oblique muscle on Saturday.

Upton was able to pinch-hit on Thursday, his first piece of game action since leaving Saturday's game. He is batting just .135 with a home run and three RBI in his last 10 games. 


Padres' Murphy: Good chance Justin Upton is in Friday's lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said after Thursday's game against the Marlins there is a "good chance" left fielder Justin Upton will be in Friday's lineup, according to U-T San Diego. He has missed the last four starts due to an oblique injury.

Upton did pinch-hit Thursday, striking out in his lone at-bat.


Padres' Justin Upton (oblique) remains out of the lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton will once again be held out of the starting lineup, as he continues to nurse an oblique injury. Upton will miss his fourth straight game with the ailment, though there is hope that he will be able to return at some point during the team's current series against the Marlins.

Abraham Almonte will get the start in left field while batting leadoff on Thursday.

Upton, who is feeling better, is expected to take swings in the batting cage on Thursday, according to assistant general manager Fred Uhlman.


OF Justin Upton (oblique) still not in Padres' lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Justin Upton will miss his third straight game Wednesday, as the Padres outfielder remains sidelined by an oblique injury. 

While the injury isn't deemed serious enough to draw a DL stint, the Padres have been resting Upton for precautionary measures. 

Upton is hitting .252 with 15 homers and 49 RBIs this season, and has been mentioned in trade talks approaching the July 31 deadline. 


Padres LF Justin Upton (oblique) still sidelined on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) As expected, Padres left fielder Justin Upton remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday, due to a tight oblique muscle. Upton has not played since leaving Sunday's game with the injury.

Assistant general manager Josh Stein said he expects Upton to return during the team's current homestand, which lasts through this coming weekend.


Padres OF Justin Upton to miss a couple of games with injury


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton's left oblique injury will keep him out of the lineup of a couple of games, according to MLB.com.

Upton left Sunday's game as a "precaution" and was held out of Monday's game, as well. 

“There is still some tightness there,” said assistant general manager Josh Stein, per MLB.com.


Padres OF Justin Upton not in lineup Monday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

Upton left Sunday's game becuase he felt tightness in his left oblique.


Padres' Justin Upton leaves game due to injury, not because of trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton was pulled from Sunday's game after four innings, but it was not because of a trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Upton had a muscle tighten up on him and was pulled as a precaution due to inclement weather.

Upton was removed from the game due to tightness in his left oblique.

"It just tightened up in me," Upton said, per the San Diego Tribune. "Got to the point where I couldn't rotate it."

Upton, who has been heavily mentioned in trade rumors, went 0 for 2 with one strikeout before leaving the game.


Report: Orioles showing interest in Padres OF Justin Upton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) The Orioles have expressed interest in Padres outfielder Justin Upton, sources told Fox Sports. Baltimore is looking to add an outfielder.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Friday the Mets were also a team showing interest in Upton.


Padres LF Justin Upton crushes solo home run in win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton gave his team a late-inning insurance run, as he smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth, as the Padres went on to beat the Rockies 4-2 on Friday. Upton's blast provided the Padres' fourth and final run of the game.

The 2015 All-Star now has 14 home runs this year, though he is batting a meager .129 over his last 10 ballgames.


Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez on Mets' radar as trade options


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton and Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez are said to be on the Mets' radar as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Padres outfielder Justin Upton returns to lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Padres outfielder Justin Upton, who has been bothered by oblique soreness, is back in the lineup against the Rangers on Friday.

Upton missed two of his team's last four games because of the lingering injury. He will start in left field and bat fourth in the lineup.


Padres scouting Mets' farm system, Justin Upton trade a possibility?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) The Padres have reportedly been scouting the Mets' minor-league system, which has led to speculation New York could pursue outfielder Justin Upton in a trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

However, one executive said "nothing imminent" and another said "nothing close" in regards to a trade. 

The 27-year-old outfielder will be a free agent after the season.


Padres LF Justin Upton out with oblique soreness Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Pirates. It was the second time in four games he did not start.

Interim manager Pat Murphy said Upton was scratched due to oblique soreness.

Will Venable started in place of Upton, who is mired in a 3-for-30 slump in his last eight games. He has no extra-base hits or RBI in that span.


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Padres' Justin Upton steals 16th base of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton went 1 for 4 in Friday's win over St. Louis. 

Upton stole his 16th base of the year, snapping a seven-game stolen base drought. He also snapped a streak of four straight hitless games. 


Padres LF Justin Upton slugs go-ahead home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton had a nice night at the plate on Saturday. Upton went 2 for 3 with a key two-run home run, as the Padres topped the Diamondbacks, Upton's former team, 7-2.

Upton's home run, his 14th of the year, broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning. It was his first longball in his last 12 games, and just his second in a month. 

The struggles for Upton go beyond the power department, however, as he is batting just .243 with 14 strikeouts in his last 10 games.