Justin Upton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Padres' Upton sits, but DL seems unlikely

    Covers.com "Less than an hour remained before first pitch when San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy finally posted his lineup and held the customary pregame session with the media. The delay wasn't a result of chicanery; Murphy was trying to wait as long as possible to know for sure whether or not..." August 05

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Justin Upton is day-to-day with a bruised right thumb.

  • White Sox Aggressively Pursuing Bat; Interested In Upton, Cespedes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are interested not only in Cespedes but also in the Padres’ Justin Upton, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (via Twitter). 2:41pm: The White Sox are flipping the script and aggressively pursuing a bat, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter. Among the many players they’ve..." July 31

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Sources: #Padres & #Orioles have discussed deal to send Justin Upton to Bal. Possibly could expand it to include SD starters (Ross/Cashner)

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Mets balk at asking price for Justin Upton, still searching for offense

    CBS Sports "The Mets and Padres are currently at an impasse in talks involving star San Diego outfielder Justin Upton after the Padres asked for at least one high-end prospect back, and possibly two. The Mets walked away after a suggestion that included a big prospect or two and no payment toward Upton's..." July 25

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Pat Murphy said there's a good chance Justin Upton will be in the lineup tomorrow.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    JUpton could return from minor oblique strain today, but #Padres might hold him out until tomorrow to be safe. Most likely SD player to go.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Pirates interested in Justin Upton, but they will prioritize an infielder if Jordy Mercer is out for extended period. Holding pattern now.

  • Orioles have 'expressed interest' in Padres' Justin Upton

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette could finally land the impact outfielder he failed to acquire in the offseason. The Orioles have "expressed interest" in making a trade for San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Duquette failed to..." July 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    no trade for justin upton (not yet anyway), who's out of game. muscle tightened up. precautionary due to weather

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles have expressed interest in trading for #Padres OF Justin Upton, sources say. Baltimore wants to add an outfielder. @FOXSports

  • Justin Upton says he believes Padres can turn around poor season

    ESPN "As speculation mounts that San Diego general manager A.J. Preller is about to trade some big-name talent in response to the team's disappointing play, outfielder Justin Upton said he hopes the Padres can perform well enough coming out of the All-Star break to change Preller's mind. "At this..." July 16

  • Padres' Upton believes best days are ahead

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For years, Justin Upton's timeline was one of advanced ascension: at 14, a teenage phenom ... at 17, the No. 1 overall pick ... at 19, a major leaguer ... at 21, a National League All-Star ... at 23, an MVP candidate. Then, in 2012, Upton played with, and was slowed by, a bruised thumb. The..." March 14

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Braves finishing up a Justin Upton trade.

  • Report: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

    The Score "The San Diego Padres now have a Big 3 to fill out spacious Petco Park. Multiple reports said Friday the club has traded for Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton, capping a wild 48 hours that saw the Padres deal for a trio of power-hitting outfielders. It remains unclear who the Braves will..." December 19

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Padres remain one of the clubs pursuing J-Up. I wouldn't be shocked if J-Up and Kemp are together in San Diego next year.

  • Giants eye Justin Upton

    USA Today "The San Francisco Giants are making it no secret how badly they want Jon Lester, but as the wait continues, the defending World Series champions have another trick up their sleeve. If you can't beat them with pitching, how about out-slugging everyone? The Giants are in trade talks with the..." December 10

  • Why would Braves trade J-Up? For future

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A lot of folks ask why the Braves would trade Justin Upton or Evan Gattis, the only two hitters who had more than 18 homers on a team that last season ranked 29th in the majors in runs and tied for 23rd in homers. The first part of the answer is that they would consider trading Upton, who has..." December 09

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.

  • Source: Rangers inquire about J. Upton trade

    ESPN Dallas "The Texas Rangers have inquired about trading for Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton, according to a source. The Rangers tried to acquire Upton in previous seasons but couldn't finalize a deal. With the Rangers planning on moving left fielder Shin-Soo Choo to right field, they need..." November 25

  • Braves shopping Justin Upton at a steep price

    New York Post "The Braves are very much shopping Justin Upton and are requesting a higher return than they received earlier this week when they dealt their other corner outfielder, Jason Heyward. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received from St. Louis a pretty good starter with..." November 21

  • Will the Braves move Jason Heyward or Justin Upton?

    Sporting News "The rumor: OK, so this isn’t a specific rumor, but exploration of the speculation that the Braves are open to trading either Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Upton has been Atlanta’s left fielder since arriving in a trade with Arizona before the 2013 season, and Heyward has manned right field (and..." November 16

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves J Upton leaves game with apparent injury after slide into 3rd. B.J. on to pinch run

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The doctor told J. Upton his dizziness is a product of sinus pressure. He's taking decongestants and hopes to play w/in the next couple days

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Justin Upton is out of the lineup today

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Justin Upton scratched from today’s lineup with soreness in his right side. Nothing major. Been bothering him for a day or two. #Braves

  • Braves rejected big offer for J. Upton from Texas, sources confirm

    CBS Sports "The Rangers presented a trade proposal to Atlanta of Matt Garza Joe Nathan and David Murphy for Justin Upton at the trade deadline which the Braves rejected sources confirm. The Rangers were desperately seeking offense at the time as they were struggling with the bats and understood the..." September 23

  • Uggla, J. Upton HRs lift Braves past Nats 5-2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Alex Wood showed a bit of youth and temper when he cursed out umpire C.B. Bucknor after being ejected in the sixth inning Wednesday but his fit of indignation seemed to give the Braves a much-needed spark at Nationals Park. Homers by Dan Uggla and Justin Upton fueled a three-run sixth inning..." September 19

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Justin Upton left tonight's game with a right knee bruise. He's day-to-day.

  • Justin Upton leaves game after taking pitch to left hand

    CBS Sports "Braves outfielder Justin Upton left Thursday night's game against the Indians after taking a Ubaldo Jimenez fastball to the left hand. The pitch was clocked at 92 mph by the PitchFX system. Upton spent a few minutes being checked out by the trainer and at one point started walking towards first..." August 29

  • J. Upton’s 10th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Nats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves pitchers have throttled Washington hitters for nearly a calendar year now an impressive run that continued unabated Friday when rising rookie Alex Wood faced the Nationals for the first time. But after the left-hander allowed only five hits and one run with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3..." August 17

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves are optimistic about having Heyward and JUpton back in lineup Friday.

  • Both Uptons injured in Braves’ loss to Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The buzz of Freddie Freeman’s All-Star vote wore off quickly as injuries to the Braves outfield took a nightmarish turn Friday night. A 4-2 loss to the Reds looked like the least of the Braves problems by the time it was over. The day after Jason Heyward left with a strained hamstring, B.J...." July 13

  • J. Upton powers Braves, Teheran to 6-4 win at Miami

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He was the best power hitter in the majors in the first three weeks of the season, but the Braves’ Justin Upton had been a shell of his former self for two-and-a-half months since. The past two nights in Miami, he served notice. The power stroke was dormant, not dead. Upton hit two doubles..." July 10

  • J. Upton’s 2-run double keys big 14th inning in Braves’ 7-1 win at Miami

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s been nearly 2 1/2 months of scuffling for Justin Upton, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been questioned and criticized for continuing to bat him in the third spot in the lineup. That made it just a little sweeter for them when Upton came through with a two-run double in the 14th inning..." July 09

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Justin Upton has a sore right hand. Fredi giving him today off in hopes 3 days off including off day will help him turn the corner

  • Justin Upton says he has no hard feelings about Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The weirdest part will probably be the beginning, when he walks into Chase Field as an away player for the first time and steps foot in the visitors’ clubhouse. But as for facing someone in a Diamondbacks’ uniform — the only jersey he wore during his first six years in the majors — Justin Upton..." May 12

  • During homerless stretch, J. Upton still reaching base

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Justin Upton had a .216 average during a 12-game homerless streak before Saturday, but the Braves left fielder could take some comfort from drawing 11 walks and posting a .400 OBP during that stretch. “Yes, it’s more encouraging when you’re still seeing the ball good, you’re just not putting good..." May 12

  • Uptons hit back-to-back HRs, Braves sweep doubleheader

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When B.J. Upton and Justin Upton hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning of the Braves’ 10-2 win Tuesday, capping a doubleheader sweep against Colorado, the brothers did something no others did in a major league game for three-quarters of a century. Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner,..." April 24

  • Braves J-Up searing, J-Hey scuffling

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I was leaving Marlins Park late Monday night when one of security guards who’s been with the team quite a while said to me, “Well, at least we don’t have to worry about facing Chipper tomorrow.” When I asked what he meant, he said, “He’s retired. He used to kill the Marlins.” Then I..." April 10

  • Justin Upton’s blistering start an afterthought for Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Justin Upton’s locker used to be located right next to Gerardo Parra’s in the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse. “Oh, one of my best friends ever, for sure,” Parra said Monday. “I love J-Up. I miss him.” As loudly as Upton is making his presence felt with his new team, the Atlanta Braves, his name has..." April 09

  • Upton (4-for-4) and Maholm lead Braves past Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It would be difficult for Justin Upton to equal, much less surpass, his remarkable first week with the Braves. But it looks as if he’s going to try. On a night when Braves pitcher Paul Maholm didn’t need much assistance, Upton provided plenty with four hits including his major league-leading..." April 09

  • Braves’ J. Upton hits another colossal homer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If spring training is any indication, new left fielder Justin Upton is going to give Braves fans plenty of thrills and drive a lot of baseballs to the far corners of Turner Field. He belted a homer over the 60-foot tall scoreboard in left-center field Thursday night in a 4-3 win against..." March 21

  • Could The 2013 Braves Have Baseball's First All-20/20 Outfield?

    Talking Chop "The Braves' outfield of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward is perhaps the most exciting trio in baseball. All three possess a rare combination of power and speed. In fact, each one already has at least one 20-homer/20-steal season on his resume. Granted, 20/20 seasons are a lot more..." March 15

  • Upton brothers settling in with Braves

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Justin Upton is told it has to be about the coolest thing in the world to play big-league baseball with his brother B.J. But he redirects that line of inquiry. Sure, it was great to join the Braves with his brother, but now it's time to work. “It's fun,” Upton said, “but we're in 'baseball..." March 04

  • J. Upton's first Braves hit is epic homer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two pitches after Jason Heyward lined a home run over the right-field fence in the fourth inning Monday, Justin Upton hit one over everything in left field at Champion Stadium. Over the fence, the grass berm, advertisement flags atop the berm, another fence -- everything. “Second-longest home..." February 26

  • Uptons’ upbringing all about competition

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two-thirds of the Braves’ new-look outfield — and surely one of the great intrigues of baseball’s spring — was born here in the pine-and-backwater-scented lowlands at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Together, the cities of this region band together under the handle of Hampton Roads. It is an..." February 11

  • Uptons’ upbringing all about competition

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two-thirds of the Braves’ new-look outfield — and surely one of the great intrigues of baseball’s spring — was born here in the pine-and-backwater-scented lowlands at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Together, the cities of this region band together under the handle of Hampton Roads. It is an..." February 10