Melvin Upton CF SD 1 week ago

Upton (foot) will actually begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Monday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Upton was expected to begin his rehab assignment this weekend, but it looks like that will be pushed back instead. It shouldn't change his return date much, but it could push it back a day or two.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso this weekend, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Upton has been playing at extended spring training, and he could spend quite a bit of time with Triple-A El Paso. The most recent estimate has him returning in early June, at which point he'll likely serve as the Padres' fourth or fifth outfielder.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton (foot) will serve as the DH in an extended spring training game Monday, and plans to play in the field Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

Upton will continue his rehab in extended spring before progressing to the minors, and likely won't see big league action until early-June. Due to a crowded outfield in San Diego, Upton will probably see sporadic playing time, at best, upon his return.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton (foot) is nearing an extended spring training game and is on track to join the Padres in early-June, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

He will likely get 40-50 minor league at-bats before joining the Padres, where he will serve as outfield depth. Upton's offensive struggles have been well-documented and he does not have an obvious path to playing time so it's best to take a wait-and-see approach with him in most formats.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 months ago

Upton has been traded to the Padres in the blockbuster pre-Opening Day deal that also sent Craig Kimbrel to San Diego, as first reported by Kiley McDaniel from Fangraphs.

Upton is still out for the first month of the season, but when he returns he'll likely be the fourth outfielder for the Padres. The big consideration for the Braves is that they rid themselves of his contract.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 months ago

Upton (foot) was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Upton has been confined to a protective boot for the last five weeks while recovering from sesamoiditis in his left foot. He hoped to get clearance to shed the boot Friday. He still needs to slowly ramp up his activity level in the comings weeks, making it highly unlikely that he joins the Braves any sooner than May.

Melvin Upton CF SD 2 months ago

Upton (foot) expects to receive clearance Friday to shed his protective boot, That Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Upton has been confined to the boot for the last five weeks while recovering from sesamoiditis in his left foot. He still needs to slowly ramp up his activity level in the comings weeks, making it highly unlikely that he joins the Braves any sooner than May. Even mid-to-early May would probably be pushing it, as Upton missed nearly all of spring training.

Melvin Upton CF SD 3 months ago

Upton (foot) is expected to be out until at least May 1, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Upton will be in a cast for two weeks and then will transition to a walking boot for another four-to-six weeks. From there, he will need to begin the rehab process before finally returning to the lineup. While the timetable could change, as of now he's slated to miss at least the first month of the season, but that absence could extend even longer.

Melvin Upton CF SD 3 months ago

Upton's (foot) test results revealed inflammation in his left foot. He will be in a cast for two weeks followed by a walking boot for 4-6 weeks.

Upton's timetable indicates he will miss Opening Day, and could miss a couple weeks to begin the season. He will now begin the healing process, but will miss all of spring training, so he will need to knock off some of the rust when he finally returns from the injury.

Melvin Upton CF SD 3 months ago

Upton is experiencing right foot discomfort and will be furhter evaluated, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Bowman also reports Upton will miss "more than just a few days. This doesn't exactly help Upton trying to get back on track, so he's even more of a fantasy stay away. Check back for more updates, as this could end up being a longer-term problem.