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Melvin Upton | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Melvin Upton went 3-for-3 with a solo home run Friday against the Rangers.
A rare big day at the plate for Upton. The 30-year-old came into Friday's action with a .170 batting average on the year. He's now up to .214. We're not expecting many nights like this one moving forward. Jul 11 - 12:11 AM

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Melvin Upton, as a pinch-hitter, singled and stole a base in the Padres' loss to the Athletics on Monday.

Upton pinch-hit in the pitcher's spot in the seventh inning, singling to left-center to put runners on the corners with two outs. It marked his first hit of the 2015 season in 11 plate appearances. He stole second base but was stranded. Upton figures to serve in a utility outfield role for the Padres. While the speed potential is there -- he stole 20 bases last season despite hitting .208 -- he doesn't have much fantasy utility at the moment.
Jun 16 - 1:36 AM

Padres activated OF Melvin Upton from the 15-day disabled list.

Upton has been out all season due to sesamoiditis in his left foot. He'll join the Padres as a utility outfielder and probably won't take on significant fantasy value unless there's an injury to somebody on the depth chart above him. Upton batted .280/.333/.380 with a homer and four RBI in 13 minor league rehab games.
Jun 8 - 3:38 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Upton has batted .280/.333/.380 with one homer and four steals over 13 rehab contests with Triple-A El Paso. He's been out all season with sesamoiditis in his left foot and doesn't appear to be in line for much playing time with the Padres.
Jun 7 - 12:32 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) is nearing the end of his minor league rehab assignment and could rejoin the Padres at some point next week.

The 30-year-old outfielder has logged 12 games already at Triple-A El Paso, slashing .283/.340/.391 with a homer, six RBI and four stolen bases. He'd be an interesting commodity in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues if he were able to work his way into consistent at-bats in the Padres outfield.
Jun 5 - 6:07 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A El Paso.

Upton has been sidelined since early on in spring training due to sesamoiditis in his left foot, so the Padres want him to get 40-50 at-bats during his minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old figures to serve as a backup outfielder once he's ready to join the big club.
May 19 - 12:13 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

He was supposed to begin his rehab this weekend but it got pushed back to Monday. Upton was acquired from Atlanta in early April. When Upton finally returns, he'll provide outfield depth behind starters Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and his younger brother Justin.
May 16 - 9:19 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso this weekend.

Upton has been sidelined since late February due to sesamoiditis in his left foot, but is finally progressing toward a return to game action. The biggest hurdle to his fantasy value though, is that there doesn't appear to be a clear path to regular at-bats for him in the Padres outfield.
May 14 - 7:19 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) went 1-for-3 in an extended spring training game on Monday.

It was his first game action since he was diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot back in late February. Upton is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment in about a week and could make his season debut in early June. The problem is that, at least at the moment, he has no clear path to playing time in the Padres' crowded outfield.
May 11 - 8:32 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) could begin playing extended spring training games as early as Tuesday.

He's been rehabbing his injured foot at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. Upton is on schedule to begin a rehab assignment in 7-to-10 days and could make his season debut in early June. Upton's role with the Padres remains unclear. San Diego's outfield is already stacked with talent including Melvin's younger brother Justin.
May 9 - 9:07 PM

Melvin Upton (foot) is expected to begin running next week at the Padres' spring training complex.

Upton has been hanging out with his new Padres teammates since the April 5 trade, but he'll report to Mesa, Arizona on Friday to begin baseball activities. The outfielder should be ready to join San Diego's active roster sometime in early-to-mid May. He's doubtful to carry much fantasy value this year in the crowded and talented Padres outfield.
Apr 9 - 3:22 PM

Padres acquired OF Melvin Upton and RHP Craig Kimbrel from the Braves for OF Cameron Maybin, OF Carlos Quentin, RHP Matt Wisler, OF Jordan Paroubeck and the 41st pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft.

The elder Upton is reunited with brother Justin in San Diego. The move appears to be a huge win overall for the Padres, who strengthened an already stellar bullpen and added what will be a serviceable fourth outfielder. Upton will remain sidelined until late April or early May with sesamoiditis in his left foot. His fantasy value takes a huge hit here.
Apr 5 - 6:40 PM

Braves placed OF Melvin Upton on the 15-day disabled list with sesamoiditis in his left foot.

Upton was scheduled to shed his walking boot on Friday and has already been doing some baseball activities. He isn't expected to return to the Braves lineup until sometime in May, and may not arrive back to a starting job if Eric Young Jr. starts the season off well.
Apr 4 - 9:27 AM

Melvin Upton is hoping to shed the protective walking boot from his left foot Friday.

Upton has been in the walking boot for the last five weeks. He has a checkup with a doctor Friday. The center fielder isn't expected to be ready to play in games for the Braves until sometime in May.
Mar 31 - 4:54 PM

Melvin Upton Jr. got the hard cast off his left foot.

Upton was diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his foot late last month and is expected to miss all of spring training. He's scheduled to see a doctor Thursday, but will likely remain in a walking boot for a little while longer. The Braves figure to be without him for all of April. Eric Young, Jr. has emerged as the favorite for the starting center field job.
Mar 18 - 12:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Marc Rzepczynski