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Justin Upton | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Upton cranked out a pair of homers in a 2-for-4 effort as the Padres edged the Nationals on Wednesday.
Upton powered a two-run shot to left-center to give the Padres a 4-0 lead in the third inning, then added a solo shot in the seventh. He's batting .258/.342/.459 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI along with 18 stolen bases on the year. Aug 26 - 10:27 PM

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Justin Upton finished 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Upton contributed a two-run double to the Friars' seven-run bottom of the seventh inning. Trade rumors were flying three weeks ago about the 27-year-old impending free agent, but he wound up staying San Diego and will spend the next five weeks trying to build more open-market hype. He should get one of the richest contracts handed out this winter.
Aug 23 - 12:17 AM

Justin Upton went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Upton and the rest of the Padres offense did nothing against Rockies starter Chris Rusin, totaling just five singles for the game. The 0-for-3 outing snapped an eight-game hitting streak and the outfielder is now slashing .253/.336/.444 with 20 homers, 64 RBI and 18 steals. He stole a career-high 21 bases in 2011, a number that figures to fall by the wayside in the coming weeks.
Aug 16 - 7:45 PM

Justin Upton hit what proved to be a game-deciding two-run home run in Monday's win over the Reds.

Upton finished the evening 1-for-3 with a walk. He took David Holmberg deep for a two-run home run in the fourth inning, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead. The score would hold the rest of the way. Upton has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 20 on the season along with 62 RBI and a .252/.331/.447 batting line.
Aug 11 - 1:25 AM

Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Upton jumped on a Jerome Williams offering in the sixth inning for his only hit of the game. After posting abysmal batting lines in June (.196/.319/.289) and July (.162/.213/.338), the 27-year-old outfielder has seen his overall numbers take a nosedive and he's currently slashing .251/.329/.440 with 19 home runs, 60 RBI and 18 steals for the season. He's a better hitter than this, but we wouldn't blame fantasy owners for their frustration.
Aug 9 - 7:24 PM

Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with two walks in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Brewers.

Upton's currently dealing with a bruised right thumb suffered against the Brewers on Monday. He collected a pair of hits in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, though Thursday's action only resulted in a pair of walks. He's hitting .248/.324/.429 with 18 homers, 57 RBI and 17 steals for the season. While Upton's approaching his season-best mark for steals (he swiped 21 bags in 2011), the numbers he's currently posting on his triple-slash are among the worst of his career.
Aug 6 - 5:55 PM

Justin Upton (thumb) is back in the Padres' starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

Upton sat out Tuesday after leaving Monday's series opener in Milwaukee with a bruised right thumb. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. Upton is batting fourth and starting in right field on Wednesday night.
Aug 5 - 4:15 PM

Justin Upton (thumb) is absent from the Padres' lineup Tuesday.

Upton exited Monday's game with a bruised right thumb. The ailment doesn't seem to be serious, but he could require a few days of rest. Will Venable is in left field Tuesday, with Melvin Upton handling center.
Aug 4 - 6:57 PM

Justin Upton left Monday's game against the Brewers with a bruised right thumb.

It had looked like Upton was pulled Monday simply to get him some rest with such a big lead, but apparently he's dealing with a big of a thumb issue. The Padres are calling him day-to-day for the time being, but he would figure to miss at least a game or two.
Aug 3 - 11:40 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there's "nothing happening" on the Justin Upton trade front and "it appears he's staying put at deadline."

Things can always change, of course, but there has been surprisingly little trade rumors of late involving the outfielder. The Padres appear content to pick up a draft pick for Upton this winter rather than deal him for a trade package they deem unsatisfactory.
Jul 31 - 3:19 PM

Justin Upton cracked a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's 8-7 win over the Mets.

This will go down as one of the stranger games of the season. The Mets held a 7-1 lead after six innings. This advantage was dropped to two runs after Derek Norris hit a grand slam in the seventh inning. And then the ninth inning happened. Mets closer Jeurys Familia recorded the first two outs of the inning easily enough, at which point, a string of storms hit and delayed the game for 44 minutes. You can probably guess what happened next. Familia returned to the game after the long delay, allowed two singles, then served up a three-run homer to Upton to give the Padres an 8-7 lead. This would hold as the final score, though not before another delay of over an hour. The baseball deities must have really wanted to enjoy this epic collapse. Upton's name has been swirling in trade rumors for weeks, but he's still with the Padres and it's not a given that he'll be moved. He's struggled over the last two months, but has now homered twice and driven in six in his last two games.
Jul 30 - 6:45 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are interested in Padres outfielder Justin Upton and Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Such a scenario would have been unthinkable just a couple of weeks ago, but the White Sox have played much better of late and currently sit just 2 1/2 games back for a Wild Card spot. Both Upton and Cespedes would merely be rentals, but either could make a huge difference in the lineup for the suddenly-surging South Siders.
Jul 30 - 5:11 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 and hit his 17th homer Wednesday versus the Mets.

He also had a sac fly and finished the night with three RBI. He's still batting just .186 in 156 at-bats since the beginning of June, but better days are surely ahead.
Jul 29 - 11:35 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Orioles and Padres have discussed a trade that would send Justin Upton to Baltimore.

The O's have been one of the clubs connected to Upton previously. However, Stark also notes that the deal could be expanded to include Andrew Cashner or Tyson Ross. It's unclear at this point how close something might be to getting done. The Orioles have been mentioned as a possible seller, but they sit just 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and this rumor would seem to indicate that they have no plans to give up on a playoff run.
Jul 27 - 4:19 PM

Justin Upton clobbered his 16th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Marlins.

Upton got the scoring started with his solo blast off Marlins starter Mat Latos in the second inning. He also singled and walked in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3, raising his season slash to .251/.330/.429 to go along with 16 homers and 50 RBI.
Jul 26 - 7:02 PM

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C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris