Justin Upton LF SD 3 Days

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 18 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 21 Days

Upton (illness) could return to the lineup Sunday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

While Upton reported feeling better Saturday, the team decided to send him home anyway so he can rest up and return at full strength soon, if not Sunday. The two-time All-Star made a strong first impression with his new club, smacking a solo shot off Forrest Snow in his debut Wednesday.

Justin Upton LF SD 22 Days

Upton was out of Friday's lineup due to illness, according to his manager.

This shouldn't be a worry for any owners. Upton has had an otherwise problem-free spring training and remains a 30-30 threat in a corner outfield position. Petco Park definitely makes the homer side of 30-30 tougher, but not to the degree where we should expect less than 20 from him.

Justin Upton LF SD 3 Months

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 6 Months

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 7 Months

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 7 Months

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 7 Months

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.

Justin Upton LF SD 7 Months

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.