Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 4 months ago

Upton went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 4 months ago

Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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After he was handed three ...

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 5 months ago

Upton will receive the start in center field for a third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.

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On the heels of a three-hit game...

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 5 months ago

Upton went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a 7-4 loss to Colorado on Friday.

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Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 7 months ago

Upton will bat leadoff Saturday against the Rangers.

Upton batted ninth on Friday but will move into the leadoff spot Saturday against righty Colby Lewis. He has had moderate success against righties this season (.267 BA) but is hitless in seven career at-bats against Lewis.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 8 months ago

Upton went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the year -- a two-run shot -- and a walk out of the leadoff spot Sunday in Arizona.

The homer came in ninth-inning garbage time, but hey, they all count. It's hard to expect much from Upton in a part-time role, but he could provide the occasional homer and some steals when he makes it into the lineup. Of course, he's a batting-average vampire for fantasy purposes.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 8 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's.

The 30-year-old has been in the lineup the last two times the Padres have faced lefty starters -- he even led off Tuesday -- but Upton's made just one start against a right-hander since returning from the DL. Look for that trend to continue.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 8 months ago

Upton is in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

Upton was activated from the DL on Monday, but he was no included in Tuesday's lineup, though he did log an at-bat as a pinch hitter. He'll take over in center field Wednesday as Matt Kemp gets the day off.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 8 months ago

Upton (foot) was officially activated from the disabled list Monday.

Upton's foot injury cost him the first two months of the season, but he'll finally rejoin the club Monday. He won't start in the contest, but the veteran outfielder figures to see a fair share of starts in center field until Wil Myers returns from the disabled list. The Padres optioned Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso to make room for Upton on the 25-man roster.

Melvin Upton CF/DH SD 8 months ago

Upton (foot) will be reinstated from the disabled list prior to Monday's series opener against the Braves, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

Upton hasn't been available to the Padres all season, but it seems fitting that he'll make his 2015 debut against his former team. He hasn't been particularly impressive in his rehab outings, however, and will likely occupy a reserve outfield role upon returning.