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Justin Upton | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 and smacked a two-run home run in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.
His fourth inning blast off Tsuyoshi Wada provided the only runs the Padres got in the 3-2 loss. Upton didn't do much either, striking out in two of his remaining three at-bats. The 27-year-old has three homers in his past two games and looks as good as he has since that 31-homer campaign with Arizona in 2011. May 21 - 1:30 AM

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Justin Upton went 2-for-6 and hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 12th inning against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Upton teed off on Randall Delgado to lead off the 12th inning, with his solo home run putting the Padres up 5-4. The team would add another run in the frame and go on to win 6-4. The outfielder saved Craig Kimbrel's bacon here, as Kimbrel had blown a 4-2 lead to push the game into extras. Upton now has eight home runs, 23 RBI and 23 runs scored. He hasn't seen any significant drop of power in the move to Petco and is hitting .287/.352/.565.
May 10 - 12:36 AM

Justin Upton swatted his seventh home run of the season and drove home three, powering the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

Upton's two-run blast off Kyle Kendrick got the Padres on the board in the first inning and they'd pile on from there. He would later add a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a terrific start to his Padres career, slashing .301/.340/.602 with seven long balls and 21 RBI.
May 3 - 7:44 PM

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two steals and three runs scored Friday against the Rockies.

It was his fourth career two-steal game and first in two years. Upton had been in a 1-for-15 slump, dropping his average from .303 to .259. It's back up to .282 now.
May 2 - 2:37 AM

Justin Upton slugged his sixth home run of the season as the Padres lost by a substantial margin to the Astros on Tuesday.

Upton took Roberto Hernandez yard in the sixth inning, bringing the Padres to within 6-3 at the time. The 27-year-old hasn't skipped a beat with his new team, batting .273/.313/.571 with six home runs and 14 RBI to begin the season.
Apr 29 - 1:43 AM

Justin Upton homered twice and knocked in five runs in a losing cause Saturday against the Dodgers.

Upton probably won't quite match last April, when he hit .326 with eight homers, but he's off to another nice start. It was his eighth career two-homer game and first since last April 10.
Apr 26 - 12:32 AM

Justin Upton (quadriceps) is expected to return to the Padres lineup on Friday.

Upton got a day of rest on Thursday as he's nursing a sore left quadriceps, though he was able to appear as a pinch-hitter. The 27-year-old is slashing .288/.328/.525 with three homers and eight RBI through his first 16 games with the Padres.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 8:43 PM

Justin Upton left Monday's game versus the Rockies in the fourth inning.

It's certainly possible that the Padres were just being careful here since they had a big lead, as Upton was returning to the lineup after missing a game with a sore quad. The club should give an update on his status after the game.
Apr 20 - 10:47 PM

Justin Upton (quad) is back in the Padres' lineup Monday.

Upton missed Sunday's game with a minor quad ailment, but he tested things out prior to Monday's contest and was cleared to return. The outfielder sports a .326/.373/.630 batting line with three home runs in the early going this season.
Apr 20 - 5:43 PM

Justin Upton (quad) is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Upton tweaked his quad in the ninth inning Saturday but remained in the game and even doubled in the 10th. He'll be fine but needs a day or two of rest. Will Venable is handling left field Sunday. The Padres are also going with Yangervis Solarte over Yonder Alonso at first base and Clint Barmes over Alexi Amarista at shortstop.

Justin Upton is day-to-day with a strained quad.

It's unclear when the injury occurred as Upton never left Saturday's game against the Cubs. Upton has been his usual productive self this season, hitting .326 with three home runs and eight RBI. Will Venable could see time in left field if Upton has to sit out a few games.
Apr 18 - 6:43 PM

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 and clubbed a solo homer against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

The eighth inning blast off Randall Delgado broke a 2-2 tie and ultimately won the game for the Padres, who brought on fellow former Brave Craig Kimbrel for a quick save in the ninth. Upton went 5-for-11 in the series against the Diamondbacks with a pair of homers. The Padres now embark upon a road trip 6-4, including 5-2 at home. Their stud new acquisition has hit safely in all 10 of those games.
Apr 16 - 12:05 AM

Justin Upton walked and hit a solo home run in four plate appearances as the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday.

Upton added some more insurance with his solo home run off of Jeremy Hellickson in the fifth inning, pushing the Padres' lead to 4-1 at the time. The slugger has hit safely in all nine games to start the season and is now batting .303 with two home runs and six RBI.
Apr 15 - 12:49 AM

Justin Upton hit a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Upton's homer off Brandon McCarthy came with two outs in the first inning. The slugger also struck out twice, finishing the game 1-for-4. Upton was one of many, many acquisitions the Padres made over the off-season. He's expected to help lead a revamped San Diego lineup. With the Braves last season, the 27-year-old hit .270/.342/.491, adding 29 home runs and a career-high 102 RBI. While the power could conceivably drop now that he's in a more pitcher-friendly park, Upton's one of the premier hitters in the game.
Apr 9 - 2:06 AM

Justin Upton's third Cactus League home run powered the Padres to a 6-4 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Upton victimized Mariners starter J.A. Happ for a two-run shot in the third inning, proving to be the game-winner. Upton also doubled, finishing the day 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He's acclimating himself well to his new club, hitting .324 with three bombs and five RBI to date.
Mar 24 - 10:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni