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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 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

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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

Justin Upton (illness) could return to game action Monday after going through on-field drills and batting practice Sunday.

Upton has been slowed by the flu the last couple days, but it's no big deal. The outfielder will earn $14.5 million this season before hitting free agency next winter.
Mar 8 - 12:45 PM

Justin Upton (illness) could return to the Padres starting lineup on Sunday.

Upton was scratched from Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms. With plenty of Cactus League contests remaining, he'll have no difficulty getting ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 1:04 PM

Justin Upton was scratched from Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

He'll return to action in a day or two. Rymer Liriano has taken Upton's spot in left field Friday.
Mar 6 - 11:57 AM

Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to begin Cactus League action on Wednesday.

That's one way to kick things off with a new team. Upton homered in the seventh inning against Forrest Snow, which is a little less impressive. With Upton as well as Matt Kemp and Wil Myers, the Padres revamped their entire outfield and Upton is expected to put up big numbers once again. He bashed 29 home runs with 102 RBI last season with the Braves.
Mar 4 - 6:32 PM

Justin Upton's agent, Larry Reynolds, said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that his client is open to a contract extension with the Padres.

Upton is not, however, willing to negotiate a deal in-season, which is pretty common among impending free agents. Whether the Padres have any real interest or would be capable of locking Upton up remains to be seen. If they don't extend the outfielder, they can make him a qualifying offer next winter and pick up a draft pick.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Wil Nieves
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
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Cory Mazzoni