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Upton was traded to the Padres on Friday in exchange for prospects, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

New general manager A.J. Preller has been quite busy this offseason stocking up on hitting talent for the Padres, and may have gotten his biggest fish yet in Upton, who joins a retooled outfield that now includes Matt Kemp and Wil Myers. The move to San Diego figures to result in a downgrade in power production for Upton, but his presence in the middle of the order -- along with the Padres' other aforementioned outfielders -- gives the lineup some legitimate bite.

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Upton is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Upton hasn't had a day off since Sept. 3, and with the Braves out of the playoff hunt, manager Fredi Gonzalez will award his regular left fielder the day off. Ryan Doumit will get the starting nod in his stead.

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Upton (triceps) went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Friday.

A left triceps contusion knocked Upton from Tuesday's game and kept him from Wednesday's series finale against Philadelphia, but the 27-year-old was ready to roll following Thursday's off day. Although he's now 0-for-8 to begin September, Upton is batting .294/.371/.544 with nine homers and 36 RBI since the All-Star break. He's a large reason why the Braves are still just one game out of the second NL Wild Card spot.

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Upton (triceps) is back in the lineup Friday in Miami.

He left Tuesday's game with a triceps contusion, and then missed Wednesday's game, but after a coupled days off, he's healthy enough to resume his spot in the cleanup hole in Atlanta's batting order.

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Upton (triceps) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Upton left Tuesday due to a triceps contusion, and will miss Wednesday's contest as a result. Ryan Doumit, who replaced Upton on Tuesday, will start in left field Wednesday and bat cleanup for the struggling Braves' offense.

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Upton left Tuesday's game with a left triceps contusion and is day-to-day.

It's not exactly clear how Upton sustained the injury, but contusions aren't usually very serious, so he should be back in the Braves' lineup in short order. Ryan Doumit replaced him in left field.

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Upton was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Atlanta's win over the Marlins on Friday night.

He launched a two-run home run, his 26th, and added a run-scoring single to lead the Braves to the win. He has been a major force as the Braves try to chase down the division-leading Nationals, and has now established a career-high with 91 RBI.

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Upton went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Upton's hot streak looked like it could be coming to an end after he went 0-for-9 over the final two games of the weekend series with the Reds, but Tuesday's performance would seem to suggest otherwise. The 27-year-old is now just one RBI away from matching his career-high in the category, and personal bests in home runs and batting average are also within reach.

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Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI in Thursday's game at Cincinnati.

Upton also made a sensational leaping catch in left field, so it was an all-around great night for the soon-to-be 27-year old. He's been on fire in general lately, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with three homers and 14 RBI in the last eight games. He needs just five RBI to surpass his previous career best of 88.

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Upton went off for five RBI as part of a 2-for-4 night that featured his 24th home run of the season Tuesday against the Pirates.

The younger Upton is some kind of hot lately, as he's now driven in runs in nine of his last 12 games (16 RBI) while going 14-for-40 (.350) with five homers during than span, increasing his average to .287 on the year. At this rate, barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's going to easily tally the eight RBI required to surpass his career high of 88 set in 2011 with the Diamondbacks, and he may just flirt with breaking his home-run record of 31 set in the same year. Enjoy.