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Upton is back in the lineup Friday.

He was out of the lineup Thursday and it was unclear if he was a healthy scratch or not, but it sounds like he should be fine moving forward. He is 8-for-17 (.471) with four extra-base hits against Dodgers' pitcher Zack Greinke for his career, making him a solid play in daily leagues.

Justin Upton LF SD 2 days ago

Upton is not in the lineup Thursday, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

It is not clear if this is at all related to Scanlan's quad that was bothering him earlier in the week, and the Padres may just be looking to rest him in advance of this weekend's series against the Dodgers. Will Venable will get the start in left field Thursday, and owners should monitor Upton's status over the next couple days to make sure this off day is not injury related.

Justin Upton LF SD 3 days ago

Upton will bat cleanup Tuesday against Colorado.

Upton had an early exit from Monday's game for precautionary reasons as it was his first game back since suffering a quad strain Saturday. The Padres had built a 9-0 lead by the time Upton left the game, so they didn't need to use him for all nine innings. Upton is back in his usual spot in the lineup for Tuesday.

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Upton (quad) exited Monday's game against the Rockies in the fourth inning for precautionary reasons because the Padres had a 9-0 lead at the time, Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports.

Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad strain but returned Monday to take three at bats, resulting in one hit and one run scored. He was replaced by Will Venable but should be considered available moving forward since he only left Monday's game because it was getting out of hand.

Justin Upton LF SD 4 days ago

Upton (quad) will return to the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Upton sat out Sunday due to the quad injury, but worked out in left field earlier Monday with the staff watching. He must have looked good enough, as he'll return to the lineup Monday, batting in his normal cleanup spot.

Justin Upton LF SD 6 days ago

Upton (quadriceps) will not be in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

The Padres are listing Upton as day-to-day after he suffered a left quad strain in the ninth inning of Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Cubs. Upton remained in the game to take his at-bat in the 10th, but the Padres decided it was a prudent move to keep him on the bench Sunday. His injury is being described as "mild," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin, so it sounds likely that he'll be back in the lineup before long.

Justin Upton LF SD 6 days ago

Upton suffered a quad strain in Saturday's game and is considered day-to-day, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Upton was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI for the day, including a double in the 10th inning. Will Venable came in to pinch run for Upton following the double. The Padres and Cubs will play the rubber match of their series Sunday afternoon and if Upton is unavailable, Venable figures to take his place in left field.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 week ago

Upton was 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks. He also walked and struck out once in the game.

Upton crushed his second home run and first at home on the year. He is off to strong start, batting .303 with an on-base percentage over .350, as he approaches free agency. If he is healthy, he should put up another great offensive year, even in playing his home games in Petco Park.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 month ago

Upton went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run Tuesday against Seattle.

Upton is having an excellent spring thus far with a .324/.378/.765 slash line to go with three home runs, six doubles, and five RBI. He does have eight strikeouts against three walks, but Upton has a career strikeout rate of 23.8% to begin with. Although his batting average will likely come back to earth during the season, his power and slugging percentage make him a top-20 option in the outfield.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 month ago

Upton (illness) returned to the lineup Monday after missing the weekend's games with an illness. He was 1-for-4 Monday before homering and doubling Tuesday against San Francisco.

Upton is off to a good start this spring with two home runs in his first ten at-bats. His long ball Tuesday was one of four home runs for the Padres against the Giants. It appears Upton's illness is behind him and shouldn't be a concern moving forward.