Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
2 months ago

Upton is not in Friday's lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Rangers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton blasted a solo home run in the Game 1 rout over Texas on Thursday, but he'll return to the bench with the right-handed Yu Darvish getting the call to oppose the Toronto lineup Friday. Ezequiel Carrera will slide over to left field in his stead, while Michael Saunders will enter the lineup and serve as the club's DH.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton's playing time against right-handed pitching has dried up considerably -- Tuesday's absence from the lineup marks his fifth in the team's last seven games against opposing right-handers. It makes sense as Upton is batting just .191/.249/.312 since the All-Star break and .227/.273/.362 on the year against righties.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a righty taking the mound for Los Angeles, Upton will sit out Sunday afternoon. In Upton's absence, Michael Saunders will start in left field and hit eighth.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit for a second straight day and for the third time in the team's last four games against opposing right-handed starters. Upton was one of the bigger surprises of the first half, but he's struggled to a .208/.266/.346 line since arriving from San Diego.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has just four hits since Aug. 29, so manager John Gibbons decided to give him a day to clear his head. Michael Saunders will cover left field for the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a stolen base in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He opened the scoring with a 410-foot shot to left center that plated Russell Martin, giving the Blue Jays an early 2-0 lead. It was Upton's first homer since Aug. 21 and comes in the midst of a rough start to September. The veteran outfielder has only four hits in his first 19 at-bats of the month following Saturday's production, and has just four round-trippers since joining the Toronto back on July 26.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Despite garnering two hits in Monday's contest, Upton will get another day of rest to prepare for the stretch run. Michael Saunders will slide over to left field to replace him while Jose Bautista moves out of the DH position to round out the outfield.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has settled in as the Jays' primary left fielder since the start of August, but he'll be rested Sunday for a day game after a night game. Michael Saunders takes Upton's place in left field while Jose Bautista moves over from his usual DH spot to take over in right field.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against Baltimore, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off an 0-for-4 outing Tuesday night, Upton will head to the bench. With Upton out of the lineup, Michael Saunders will cover left field and hit cleanup when the Blue Jays face Yovani Gallardo and the Orioles.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF TOR
3 months ago

Upton is starting in left field and batting seventh in the order Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has been splitting time in left field with Ezequiel Carrera lately, but he possesses more fantasy upside of the two and may have inched ahead of Carrera in the competition for at-bats. It's the second start in a row for Upton, who is sitting on a .311/.347/.600 line over his last 45 at-bats, including three homers, nine RBI, 12 runs and a stolen base.