Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 months ago

Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Mike Scioscia will give Upton an early start on the offseason by withholding him from the starting nine in the season finale, allowing Eric Young Jr. to pick up a start in the outfield. Though he fell two stolen bases shy of supplying double-digit steals for the seventh time in his career, Upton once again proved to be a stable power source, cracking 30 or more home runs for the third straight campaign.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
2 months ago

Upton is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Upton will hit the bench after starting the last 16 games, slashing .236/.328/.509 with four homers and nine RBI over that stretch. Michael Hermosillo gets the start in left field in place of Upton.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton (concussion) will man left field and hit cleanup versus the White Sox on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Upton will return to the starting lineup after missing the past four games with a mild concussion he suffered last weekend. The outfielder was able to play catch Wednesday and participated in a successful workout Thursday, so manager Mike Scioscia felt comfortable putting him back in the field for the series opener in Chicago.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton (concussion) played catch Wednesday and hopes to return to the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton sustained the concussion after an outfield collision last Saturday. The fact that the club didn't place him on the 7-day concussion DL was a positive sign that he wouldn't be held out too long. Fantasy owners should prepare for a potential return this weekend against the White Sox.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton left Saturday's game with a mild concussion, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mild or not, it's still something to be concerned about. J-Up left after avoiding a collision with shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a defensive play. Expect the Halos to be careful with their big-name bat: Upton might wind up on the 7-day concussion disabled list soon if his condition doesn't improve. His fantasy shareholders should prepare to add a replacement Sunday heading into this week's action.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton (undisclosed) left Saturday's game after nearly colliding with teammate Andrelton Simmons on a defensive play in the bottom of the fifth inning, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While not confirmed to be related to the nearly painful play in the field, it's seemingly related. Upton came charging in from left field on an in-between popup. Simmons ultimately caught the ball, but Upton tried to slide out of the way to avoid the shortstop and landed awkwardly. No official designation has been revealed, but the team should reveal more information in the near future. Kaleb Cowart replaced J-Up in left field.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton (finger) was activated from the disabled list Thursday and is starting in left field against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Upton has been cleared to rejoin the Angels after spending a little more than the 10-day minimum on the disabled list with a finger laceration. The veteran outfielder, who is batting cleanup in his first game back, is hitting .267/.352/.474 with 26 homers and seven stolen bases through 122 games this season.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Manager Mike Scioscia said Upton (finger) is hoping to return from the disabled list Thursday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has been sidelined since Aug. 21 with a finger laceration. The outfielder recently resumed hitting, and it sounds like he's on the cusp of a return after getting his stitches out Wednesday. Prior to landing on the DL, Upton hit .267/.352/.474 with 26 homers, 74 RBI and seven stolen bases across 122 games.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
3 months ago

Upton will have the stitches removed from his lacerated left index finger Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton required stitches after slicing his finger on a glass at his house. It's unclear whether or not he'd be ready to play immediately after having his stitches removed, but he'll be eligible to do so Wednesday.

Justin Upton
LF LAA
4 months ago

Upton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left index finger laceration, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was held out of the lineup for the second straight game Tuesday, and his move to the disabled list sheds some light on the situation. The injury doesn't seem overly severe and the 30-year-old will be eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 30 at Houston, since the move is retroactive to Sunday.