Justin Upton RUMORS & NEWS

  • 82d
    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Justin Upton leaves game after near-collision https://t.co/ON7EEHfRgM

  • Tigers not worried about Upton's opt-out clause

    Detroit News "New Tigers left fielder Justin Upton, now with his fourth team in what will be his 10th season, talked about growing some roots and making a home in Detroit, as you might expect from a player who just signed a six-year deal worth $132.75 million. But, the elephant in the room during his..." January 21

  • 131d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Upton will wear jersey number 8, according to press release. He wore 10 in AZ and SD.

  • Justin Upton signed a deal he'll probably opt-out of in 2 years

    SB Nation "It's the winter of the opt-out, as almost every major free agent contract signed this offseason has one. David Price, Jason Heyward, even Ian Kennedy all agreed to deals that will let them out early on if the opportunity to make more money is there. The offseason kicked off with Zack Greinke..." January 19

  • Tigers Sign Justin Upton to 6-Year Deal

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers will reportedly give outfielder Justin Upton a long term deal, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. USA Today's Bob Nightengale writes that a six-year deal has been agreed upon "in principle." News of the negotiation first came from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Upton might be the..." January 19

  • What’s holding up huge paydays for Cespedes, other top sluggers

    New York Post "-Someone once wrote that, when contemplating multiple hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Now, it’s true the person who wrote that, William of Ockham, never saw Yoenis Cespedes play baseball. In William’s defense, he died in 1347. Yet as much of the baseball..." January 13

  • Agent: Goal for Justin Upton still long-term deal

    ESPN "The agent for free-agent outfielder Justin Upton says his client isn't interested in a short-term contract this offseason. Agent Larry Reynolds said that Upton continues to seek a longer-term deal even as the free-agent market dwindles and spring camps open next month. "We are not..." January 09

  • Free agent Justin Upton may seek one-year deal

    CBS Sports "Outfielder Justin Upton remains unsigned at this late hour despite having a strong record of production at the plate and on the bases and despite his being quite young -- 28 -- as premium free agents go. As it turns out, Upton may have a different approach to the market in mind..." January 08

  • Reports: Rangers interested in Justin Upton, have discussed trading Chi-Chi Gonzalez for Marlins outfielder

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers' hot stove is getting warmer in their search for a right-handed bat. Reports surfaced Wednesday that the Rangers have discussed a trade for Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, but they also have showed interest in free agent Justin Upton. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal,..." January 07

  • 146d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles also staying in contact with Justin Upton as a fallback if they do not re-sign Chris Davis. @FOXSports

  • 169d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    No surprise here, but sources say the market for Justin Upton is picking up since Heyward signed.

  • Angels interested in Upton, Heyward

    MLB Daily Dish "The Los Angeles Angeles are having ongoing conversations with the representatives of Justin Upton, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. This is not the only outfielder that the Angels are expressing interest in, as Morosi adds that they have discussed the idea of bringing in Jason..." December 08

  • Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

    ESPN "Justin Upton was the first pick in the 2005 draft, reached the majors at 19, hit .300 with 26 home runs at 21 and finished fourth in the MVP voting in 2011 at 23. Despite the early promise that he'd be a perennial All-Star, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Upton to the Atlanta Braves after the..." December 01

  • 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

  • 301d
    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

  • 308d
    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

  • 312d
    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

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

  • 312d
    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.

  • 316d
    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

  • 316d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

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

  • 316d
    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

  • 529d
    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

  • 535d
    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

  • 552d
    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

  • 655d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

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

  • 709d
    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

  • 730d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Justin Upton is out of the lineup today

  • 825d
    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

  • 993d
    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

  • 1072d
    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

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