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Justin Upton | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Justin Upton singled, tripled and homered against the Reds on Friday.
He finished the game 3-for-6 with two RBI. The home run was Upton's 25th of the season and the two RBI put him up to 84. The home run also put the Braves ahead 3-1 to boot, which would stand as the final score. This has been arguably Upton's best season in the bigs so far. He's slashing .290/.366/.521 and should surpass his previous season high in RBI (88) shortly. Aug 23 - 12:59 AM

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Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run single, and a sacrifice fly as the Braves shut out the Reds on Thursday.

Upton knocked in a pair on a third-inning single, and drove in the Braves' eighth and final run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The outfielder is now on a 12-game hitting streak and has brought his slash line back up to .290/.366/.521 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI. He'll surpass his career-high in RBI (88) soon, and has a shot to set a new personal best in home runs (31) as well.
Aug 21 - 10:37 PM

Justin Upton had a three-run homer and a two-run single Tuesday against the Pirates.

Even though he's been much more productive with the bases empty (.315) than with runners on (.260) and runners in scoring position (.237), Upton now has 80 RBI this season, placing him third in the National League behind Giancarlo Stanton and Adrian Gonzalez. He's well on his way to blowing past his career high of 88 from 2011.
Aug 19 - 10:12 PM

Justin Upton belted a two-run homer, powering the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Athletics on Sunday.

His two-run shot came off Jon Lester in the fourth inning and put the Braves ahead to stay. Upton also singled, finishing the evening 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. He's having a solid offensive campaign in the middle of the Braves lineup, slashing .284/.360/.516 with 23 homers and 75 RBI.
Aug 17 - 11:12 PM

Justin Upton returned to the Braves lineup with a bang on Friday, launching a solo home run in a victory over the Athletics.

The younger Upton finished the evening 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He was forced to leave Thursday's contest with a mild strain of his left hamstring, but appears to be good to go. He's now hitting .281/.357/.509 with 22 bombs and 73 RBI on the year.
Aug 16 - 5:12 AM

Justin Upton has been diagnosed with a mild left hamstring strain.

Upton suffered the injury Thursday while running the bases. He's considered day-to-day for now, but hamstring strains -- even mild ones -- can take over a week to fully heal. B.J. Upton replaced him in Thursday's game.
Aug 14 - 3:46 PM

Justin Upton left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent leg injury.

Upton came up grimacing after sliding into third base in the bottom of the eighth inning. His brother B.J. entered as a pinch-runner. The Braves should have an update on Justin at some point Thursday afternoon.
Aug 14 - 3:06 PM

Justin Upton clobbered his 21st home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Braves to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Nationals.

Upton's fourth inning solo shot off Gio Gonzalez knotted the score at 1-1. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk, striking out in each of his other two at-bats. He's now hitting .279/.353/.505 with 21 bombs and 67 RBI on the year.
Aug 10 - 11:32 PM

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in the Braves' 3-2 10-inning loss versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Upton's third hit, a round-tripper to left in the ninth inning which tied the game and saddled Kenley Jansen with a blown save, was his 19th of the season. He's riding a modest four-game hitting streak and is now slashing .287/.354/.511. Upton is on pace for 29 homers and 93 RBI.
Jul 31 - 1:45 AM

Justin Upton (triceps) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Marlins.

Upton made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Phillies with tightness in his triceps. It obviously wasn't a major issue for the slugger.
Jul 21 - 2:49 PM

Justin Upton was removed from Sunday's game against the Phillies due to tightness in his triceps.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that it tightened up on him after his last at-bat. He's considered day-to-day, and could return to the Braves lineup on Monday.
Jul 20 - 6:29 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in the Braves' 10-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Upton picked up his first RBI on a sacrifice fly in the Braves' five-run fourth inning and then slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth. He's been streaky this season -- like much of Atlanta's offense -- but owns a strong .275/.347/.507 overall slash line with 17 home runs and 50 RBI in 81 games.
Jul 5 - 7:33 PM

Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the Braves' win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Upton did the majority of the damage on the night, driving in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning before hitting the two-run shot in the seventh. The home run was his second in as many days and 16th of the year, fifth-most in the National League. Upton is hitting a healthy .272/.341/.513 for the year.
Jun 25 - 10:47 PM

Justin Upton was ejected from Sunday's game against the Nationals for arguing balls and strikes.

In a frustrating afternoon where the Braves offense struggled to get anything going, the younger Upton brother took exception to an inconsistent strike zone. He finished his day 1-for-4 and drove home the Braves lone run in the ballgame.
Jun 22 - 4:49 PM

Justin Upton (head) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Nationals.

Upton had been dealing with some light-headedness caused by sinus pressure since the Braves' trip to Colorado. He was prescribed decongestants and they've apparently done the trick. Upton has a batting line of .276/.350/.508 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI on the season.
Jun 21 - 5:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin