Justin Upton
LF LAA
22 hours ago

Upton (back) is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was held out of Saturday's lineup due to back stiffness, but his absence won't last longer than a day, as he's back to his regular role in left field. He'll bat third in the order for the series finale.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 days ago

Upton (back) hopes to be available for Sunday's series finale at Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was scratched from Saturday's lineup with lower back stiffness after waking up with tightness in the morning. The 31-year-old may be optimistic about his chances to play Sunday, but it also wouldn't be surprising for Arizona to play it safe and give him an additional day of rest after starting the last 17 games.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 days ago

Upton was removed from Saturday's lineup with lower back stiffness.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was replaced in the lineup by Chris Young. The severity of his injury is not yet known, but he'll end up missing at least one start.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Upton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Upton's seventh-inning homer turned out to be the deciding run in a narrow victory. The 30-year-old has snapped out of his late-May funk with nine hits and three long balls over his last four contests. He should remain a fixture in the heart of the Halos' potent lineup, providing fantasy owners with healthy totals in home runs (14), RBI (39) and runs (36).

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Upton went 3-for-3 with three singles in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This was Upton's second consecutive three-hit game, boosting his average to .254 on the year. Even though Upton strikes out a lot (he ranks No. 8 in MLB with 72), he's still managing to be productive to the tune of 38 RBI and 35 runs scored. Between the Tigers and the Angles last year, the 30-year-old had 100 runs and 109 RBI, the first time in his career he's hit the centennial mark in both categories in the same year.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Upton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 9-6 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was slumping hard at the end of May, but he appears to have snapped out of his slump with his second consecutive game with a homer. The 30-year-old has notoriously been an extremely streaky hitter over the course of his successful career, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too high or low based on small sample sizes. Upton has already endured a couple of prolonged cold streaks this season, but he remains on pace to record another 30-homer, 100-RBI campaign.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Upton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Upton took a Doug Fister offering the opposite way in the sixth inning to give the Angels a 3-0 lead. It was his 12th home run of the season, but first since May 15 and only his second extra-base hit in that span. He is in the midst of a serious slump -- he's just 6-for-34 in his last 10 games -- so he'll look to build on this performance.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 weeks ago

Upton (forearm) is starting in left field and hitting third Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Upton suffered a left forearm contusion after getting hit by a pitch against the Yankees on Saturday, but he's good to go for Monday's series opener after getting Sunday off to rest and recover. The 30-year-old, who is hitting .251/.327/.456 with 11 homers and three stolen bases, will face southpaw Matt Boyd in his return to action.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 weeks ago

Upton (forearm) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will give Upton at least one day off to recover from the left forearm contusion he sustained Saturday after he was drilled by a pitch. The 30-year-old could be available off the bench Sunday in a pinch-hitting capacity, but he'll cede his usual duties in left field to Chris Young.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 weeks ago

Upton departed Saturday's game against the Yankees with a left forearm contusion after getting hit by a pitch, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays were negative, so he should be considered day-to-day. Chris Young, who replaced him, and Jefry Marte would be options to get a start in left field if Upton is not ready to return to Sunday's lineup. He was 0-for-1 with a walk prior to suffering the injury.