Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

The Giants granted Upton his release Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old Upton inked a minor-league deal with the Giants in April with the hope of eventually working his way onto the big-league roster, but that never materialized after he battled injuries for much of the season and appeared in just 12 games with Triple-A Sacramento. Upton is back to full strength now, but since the last-place Giants weren't eager to open up playing time down the stretch for a declining veteran, he'll look to find an opportunity as a depth outfielder for a playoff-contending squad. He could have offer some usefulness as a base runner and occasional starter against left-handed pitching.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

Upton (shoulder) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in his return to the lineup at Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton missed two and a half months with a thumb injury earlier this season and was able to compete in just one game in July before being sidelined by a new shoulder ailment. After some time off, he made his Triple-A return Tuesday and will likely finish out the 2017 campaign in the Giants' minor leagues unless another MLB club shows interest in him.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Upton is dealing with shoulder irritation, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton only managed to appear in one game for Triple-A Sacramento before injuring himself once more. He's scheduled to see team doctors soon, after which more information on the injury and how long he'll be out should come forth. For now, consider him day-to-day.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Upton (thumb) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton is finally back in action for the River Cats after missing more than two months with a torn ligament in his thumb. Given the Giants' struggles this season, Upton could earn himself an opportunity with the big club if he's able to perform well for Sacramento.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
7 months ago

Upton had surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament and will miss at least eight weeks, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports

EDGE Analysis

Upton won't be able to go on a rehab assignment until late June in the absolute best case, so chances are he won't be available for the Giants until after the All-Star break. He hit 20 home runs between the Blue Jays and Padres last season and was looking like an intriguing outfield option before this injury took him out. Now the 31-year-old will have a long road back to the majors.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
7 months ago

Upton injured his thumb when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton, who signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on April 8, has been stationed with Triple-A Sacramento as he looks to play his way back into the majors. Until more concrete details become available regarding his thumb's condition, the veteran outfielder will be labeled as day-to-day.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
7 months ago

Upton is set to sign a minor-league contract with the Giants on Saturday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton was released by the Blue Jays right before the season started after struggling throughout spring. Upon signing with the Giants, he'll likely report to Triple-A Sacramento where he will try to work his way back to the majors. If he's able to impress the Giants, Upton could eventually earn himself an opportunity to platoon with Jarrett Parker in left field.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
8 months ago1 Comment

Upton was released by the Blue Jays on Sunday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a rough spring in which he hit .194 (7-for-36), Upton was informed that he wasn't going to make the team's Opening Day roster. It appears that the Blue Jays attempted to trade the 32-year-old, but have ultimately elected to release him after a trade wasn't able to be completed. The veteran outfield should link up with another major-league team shortly.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
8 months ago

Upton isn't expected to be on Toronto's Opening Day roster, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has been dealing with a shoulder injury throughout the spring, but it appears that his upcoming demotion is performance related. Through 13 games this spring, he's gone just 6-for-34 (.176) and has struck out 10 times over 35 plate appearances. Although specific details are currently unavailable, Olney also reported that the Blue Jays are exploring other options that would essentially eliminate their need for the 32-year-old outfielder.

Melvin Upton
LF/CF FA
8 months ago

Upton (shoulder) will man left field and bat in the leadoff spot in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upton has been sidelined for a little over a week with right shoulder soreness, but after taking batting practice Saturday without any complications, he's been cleared to return to action and doesn't appear to be at any risk of missing the start of the season. The 32-year-old is likely slated to occupy the smaller portion of a platoon in left field this season, presumably with Ezequiel Carrera.