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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 (neck) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.
Upton wound up missing the final four games of the season with a sprained neck. He'll be fine going into the offseason as he hits free agency. Alexi Amarista is in left field Sunday. Oct 4 - 1:15 PM

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Justin Upton (neck) is not in the Padres' starting lineup Thursday night against the Brewers.

Upton suffered a neck sprain on Wednesday when he collided with the outfield wall while trying to track down an eventual Logan Schafer triple. San Diego only has four games left, so this could be it for Justin. Wil Myers is in left field, Melvin Upton Jr. is in center field, and Travis Jankowski is in right field on Thursday night.
Oct 1 - 3:50 PM

Padres manager Pat Murphy said that Justin Upton suffered a neck sprain in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

Upton was trying to track down a Logan Schafer triple in the first inning and collided with the outfield wall. He was subsequently lifted from the game. Murphy indicated that he didn't think the neck strain was serious and Upton should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Padres have four games remaining on their schedule.
Oct 1 - 1:41 AM

Justin Upton left Wednesday's game after running into the outfield wall.

Upton was chasing Logan Schafer's triple in the first inning when he slammed into the wall. Travis Jankowski replaced him in right field, with Wil Myers sliding from right to left. The Padres should provide an update shortly.
Sep 30 - 10:25 PM

Justin Upton continued his late-season struggles in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, finishing the game 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Upton has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats. The end of the season clearly can't come soon enough for the 28-year-old slugger. In his first year with the Padres, he's hitting .251/.337/.454 with 26 homers and 81 RBI.
Sep 27 - 7:49 PM

Justin Upton went hitless in a fourth straight game Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Upton had a nice August and was still doing pretty well in the first half of September, but he's gone into a mini-slump since the Padres returned home Tuesday. As a result, his season OPS has dipped back below .800 again. It'll be interesting to see how he's viewed in free agency this winter. Yoenis Cespedes's huge second half certainly hasn't helped Upton one bit.
Sep 26 - 1:25 AM

Justin Upton is not in the Padres' lineup on Wednesday.

Upton is simply out sick. He's available to pinch-hit if needed. Wil Myers will slide over to left field with Upton out, with Melvin Upton getting the start in center.
Sep 16 - 7:59 PM

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Upton opened the scoring in the second inning, slugging a solo homer off of Jhoulys Chacin. He reached on an infield single and scored in the eighth as well. The slugger is currently hitting .255/.340/.465 with 26 home runs, 75 RBI, 81 runs scored, and 19 stolen bases in a productive season.
Sep 16 - 1:20 AM

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 and homered to give the Padres their only run in Friday's loss to the Giants.

Upton didn't start Thursday because of ingrown toenails. The homer tonight was his 25th of the year.
Sep 12 - 1:32 AM

Justin Upton (toes) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Thursday.

Upton didn't start after having two ingrown toenails removed, but he made the last out of the game as a pinch-hitter. He should be back in the lineup Friday.
Sep 11 - 8:19 AM

Justin Upton had two ingrown toenails removed Wednesday.

That's part of the reason for his absence from the Padres' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rockies, though he was due for a day off anyway. Wil Myers is getting his first MLB start in left field.
Sep 10 - 2:24 PM

Justin Upton is out of the Padres' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

It's just a routine day of rest. Wil Myers is getting his first major league start in left field.
Sep 10 - 2:16 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 10-inning, 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Upton has been all over the place this season, posting OPS numbers of .842 in April, .964 in May, .608 in June, .552 in July and .923 in August. Here's to hoping he carries last month into September. Batting .253, Upton is on pace for 29 homers and 88 RBI.
Sep 3 - 2:04 AM

Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Padres beat the Phillies on Sunday.

Upton pushed the Padres' lead to 3-1 with a solo home run off of rookie starter Alec Asher in the third inning. It's his fourth home run in his last five games, giving him 24 on the season along with 72 RBI and a .253/.337/.460 batting line.
Aug 30 - 4:58 PM

Justin Upton smacked his 23rd home run of the season as the Padres fell to the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.

His solo shot off Aaron Nola in the fourth inning wound up being the only scoring the Padres would do on the evening. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .256/.341/.460 with 23 long balls and 71 RBI in his first year with the Padres.
Aug 28 - 10:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
3Cody Decker
4Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris
10Nick Vincent
11Jon Edwards
12Frank Garces
13Jay Jackson
14Cory Mazzoni