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Justin Upton | Outfielder | #8

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Upton went hitless in a fourth straight start Wednesday and is now hitting just .229.
Upton's OPS fell below .800 tonight. He ended April at .968, but he's hitting just .160 with three homers, five RBI and 31 strikeouts in 75 at-bats this month. The Tigers need him to rediscover his stroke soon. May 24 - 11:36 PM

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Justin Upton is not in the Tigers' lineup Monday.

It's a rare day off for the veteran outfielder. Mikie Mahtook will cover left field in Upton's place.
May 22 - 5:18 PM

Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of runs scored as the Tigers fell to the Rangers on Friday night in Detroit.

Upton also drew a walk in the contest. He has been one of the most consistent performers in the middle of the Tigers' lineup this season, slashing .250/.368/.500 with eight homers and 20 RBI.
May 19 - 11:19 PM

Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Upton got the road team off to a nice start in this one, swatting a three-run home run against J.C. Ramirez in the first inning to boost the Tigers to an early 3-0 advantage. They would never trail. For his part, Upton is now slashing .262/.377/.515 with seven homers and 19 RBI across 103 at-bats. He has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games and has homered in two of his last three.
May 12 - 1:50 AM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two runs scored in the Tigers' 7-3 defeat of the White Sox on Sunday.

Upton has led the way for the Tigers thus far, hitting .290/.402/.565 with five homers. He'd have more than 15 RBI if he weren't hitting behind Victor Martinez.
Apr 30 - 5:49 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored against the Twins on Saturday.

He singled and scored in the second inning and lifted a solo shot in the third. Upton missed time this week due to a bruised forearm but didn't seem bothered by it today. The streaky outfielder has hit well in the early going, batting .272/.385/.545 with three longballs, nine runs scored and eight driven in.
Apr 22 - 8:42 PM

Justin Upton (forearm) swung off a tee on Thursday but still felt sore.

Upton has sat out the last two games after bruising his forearm Tuesday in a collision with Rays shortstop Tim Beckham. It sounds like he'll need at least a few more days. If the injury lingers, it's possible we could see Upton land on the disabled list. Andrew Romine has been filling in at left field.
Apr 20 - 6:31 PM

Justin Upton (forearm) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Upton tested his bruised right forearm during pregame batting practice and apparently didn't fell well enough to give it a go. He's been sidelined since a collision with the Rays' Tim Beckham on Tuesday. Andrew Romine is in left field and Nick Castellanos is batting cleanup Thursday versus Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Justin Upton (forearm) is unlikely to play in the team's current series against the Rays.

As Upton has already been nixed from the lineup for Wednesday's game, this essentially means that he probably won't play in Thursday's series finale. While the Tigers are giving Upton a bit of breathing room after he suffered a right forearm contusion on a collision at second base on Tuesday, Ausmus deemed him day-to-day and this injury does not sound like one that should keep him out of action for too much longer.
Apr 19 - 5:16 PM

Justin Upton (forearm) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rays.

Andrew Romine will start in left field and bat seventh versus Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer. Upton suffered a right forearm contusion on a collision at second base Tuesday with Tim Beckham. He's considered day-to-day.
Apr 19 - 3:24 PM

Justin Upton left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with a right forearm contusion.

Upton collided with the Rays' Tim Beckham on a slide into second base, though he didn't appear to be in a great deal of pain and X-rays turned up negative. Upton was 1-for-3 before getting replaced by Andrew Romine. The Tigers are calling him day-to-day.
Apr 18 - 10:44 PM

Justin Upton finished 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Upton hit a two-run homer off Indians starter Corey Kluber in the fourth inning before adding an RBI single in the seventh. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the proverbial triple shy of a cycle. After a slow start to the year, one that's included a few days off due to back tightness, Upton is now hitting .276/.417/.552 with two homers through 10 games.
Apr 16 - 12:10 AM

Justin Upton (back) has returned to the Tigers' lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

Upton was scratched from Monday's lineup due to upper back tightness, but it wasn't a major concern. He'll hit fifth against lefty Hector Santiago.
Apr 11 - 11:21 AM

Justin Upton was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Red Sox due to upper back tightness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now. Andrew Romine will take his place in the starting lineup.
Apr 10 - 12:59 PM

Justin Upton (knee) is in the lineup and batting fifth for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Upton suffered a left knee contusion in Tuesday's season-opener. Weather washed out Wednesday's contest between the Tigers and Sox, allowing the 29-year-old outfielder an extra day to rest up. He and his fellow Detroit batters will be facing off against veteran hurler James Shields on Thursday, with Matt Boyd set to start for the Motor City Kitties.
Apr 6 - 12:21 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Andrew Romine
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Justin Wilson
2Francisco Rodriguez
3Shane Greene
4Alex Wilson
5Chad Bell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Blaine Hardy
8Warwick Saupold