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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 (side) went 3-for-3 with two RBI, a walk, and a run scored in Tuesday’s victory over the Giants.
Upton missed three straight games over the weekend due to soreness in his side, but it’s safe to say that he’s feeling better. The veteran outfielder struggled during the first half last season, but he hasn’t had that problem this year. He’s batting .275/.359/.513 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI through 76 games. Jul 4 - 4:09 PM

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Justin Upton (side) has returned to the Tigers' starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

Upton missed three games in two days over the weekend after feeling some soreness in his side in the batting cage on Saturday. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to be a dreaded oblique situation.
Jul 4 - 10:34 AM

Justin Upton (oblique) is not in the Tigers' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Upton tested his side out between games to see if he could play the nightcap but wasn't able to get the green light. Andrew Romine will fill in at left field and bat eighth against Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Jul 1 - 6:08 PM

Justin Upton was scratched from the Tigers' starting lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader due to right side soreness.

J.D. Martinez has replaced him in the Tigers' lineup. It's unclear if Upton will be able to play in the nightcap or if he'll miss that one as well.
Jul 1 - 12:54 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Royals on Thursday.

If it lasts, Upton should have considerably more fantasy value batting third for the Tigers than he did while hitting fifth and sixth. He currently has 15 homers and a solid .267 average. His current .851 OPS would be his highest mark since 2011, when he finished fourth in the NL MVP balloting.
Jun 29 - 5:43 PM

Justin Upton drove in three of Detroit’s five runs in Wednesday night’s loss to Seattle.

He was also caught stealing for the third time this season. Upton put the Tigers ahead 2-0 by singling home a run in the fourth and padded their lead with a two-run single in the sixth, though the Mariners eventually came back to steal a 7-5 win. The 29-year-old has been on a tear this month, batting .329 with five homers and 23 RBI since June 1.
Jun 22 - 2:57 AM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI, three runs scored and a walk Friday against the Rays.

Upton is batting .333 with four homers and 18 RBI in 13 games this month. He had just 10 RBI while hitting .217 in 29 games during May.
Jun 16 - 11:46 PM

Justin Upton finished 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Sunday's victory in Boston.

Upton has hit safely in each of his nine games in the month of June, and 10 straight games dating back to May 31. He is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with four home runs and 17 RBI during his impressive 10-game run, by far his most successful stretch of the season.
Jun 12 - 1:29 AM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 and swatted a three-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday.

He broke open a one-run game in the eighth inning when he went yard against reliever Yusmeiro Petit with two runners on base. It was his 12th longball of the season to go with a .263 batting average and 34 RBI. He struggled for the first several weeks of the season but has turned it on of late.
Jun 7 - 11:09 PM

Justin Upton hit a walkoff three-run homer Sunday in the Tigers' 7-4 defeat of the White Sox.

Upton went yard off Chicago closer David Robertson to end the afternoon affair at Detroit's Comerica Park. He also drew a walk and singled in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. The 29-year-old outfielder has batted .258/.355/.500 with 11 home runs, 30 RBI, and 35 runs scored in 53 games this season.
Jun 4 - 5:43 PM

Justin Upton (quad) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in his return to action on Friday.

Upton was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Royals due to a minor quad strain but was right back in there on Friday after Thursday's off-day. He also drove in a run in this contest with a run-scoring double in the sixth inning. The dynamic outfielder is now hitting .253/.351/.472 with nine homers, 25 RBI and five stolen bases on the year.
Jun 3 - 8:30 AM

Justin Upton was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals due to a mild right quad strain.

Manager Brad Ausmus and trainer Kevin Rand checked out Upton after he was hampered while running to third during the third inning. He was then pulled from the game. Consider him day-to-day moving forward unless the Tigers indicate otherwise.
May 31 - 9:32 PM

Justin Upton was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

Upton was pinch-run for after coming down injured while running to third in the top of the third inning. He was checked out by manager Brad Ausmus and trainer Kevin Rand before he left the game. The Tigers should pass along an update as to the exact circumstance of his injury as the game progresses.
May 31 - 9:27 PM

Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.

Upton is the kind of player who can frustrate fantasy owners with an 0-for-16 stretch and then do something like he did Thursday that makes him totally worth owning. Such is life with the 29-year-old, who is hitting .242/.351/.477 with nine homers, 23 RBI, 27 runs scored and four stolen bases on the year. It's been a rough month of May for Upton, but perhaps he can use Thursday's game as a springboard to brighter days ahead.
May 26 - 12:54 AM

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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C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Andrew Romine
RF1Mikie Mahtook
2Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Justin Wilson
2Shane Greene
3Alex Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Warwick Saupold
6Chad Bell
7Daniel Stumpf