Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 12 Days

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/RF ATL 12 Days

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/RF ATL 15 Days

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/RF ATL 15 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 19 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 22 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 27 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 29 Days

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.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 1 Month

Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 4-3 win over the A's.

Upton has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent days, as he is now in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak. Over this stretch, the two-time All-Star has set the pace for the Braves' offense with a .360/.484/.800 slash line across 31 plate appearances. Just for good measure, Upton has also thrown in three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored during the same span.

Justin Upton LF/RF ATL 1 Month

Upton (hamstring) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

Apparently, the hamstring strain Upton suffered Thursday night was very mild, as he is penciled in to occupy his usual spots -- left field and the cleanup spot in the order -- Friday against right-hander Jason Hammel. Upton saw Hammel plenty while he was in the NL, racking up seven hits, including two doubles and a homer, in 27 career at-bats against him.