B.J. Upton 2 | Center Field

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Sep 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Upton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers. Impact: Including Sunday's game, Upton will now have started just two of the last seven games in center field for the Braves. Emilio Bonifacio will supplant him once again Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 13, 2014
News: Upton is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers. Impact: Emilio Bonifacio will supplant Upton in center for the fourth time in six games. While Upton has launched a pair of homers already this month, he's batting a dismal .187/.298/.309 since the All-Star break, and it seems manager Fredi Gonzalez may finally be at the end of his rope with the 30-year-old.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Upton went 1-for-4 with his 11th homer of the season in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Nationals. Impact: Upton parked a Stephen Strasburg pitch over the left field wall to begin the top of the fifth inning, his second homer of the month and fourth since the All-Star break. It was Upton's first start since last Saturday, as manager Fredi Gonzalez turned to Emilio Bonifacio to man center in the finale against Miami as well as the first two games against Washington. While it's uncertain how the playing time will be divvied up moving forward, Gonzalez has been loyal to Upton this season and Wednesday's performance likely earned Upton at least another start or two this week.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Upton is out of the Braves' lineup again Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Impact: Upton will yield center-field duties to Emilio Bonifacio again Tuesday, marking the first time all season Upton has sat out three consecutive games. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not tipped his hand as to how he plans to divvy up the playing time over the final 17 games, though it seems safe to say Bonifacio will be playing more frequently. Upton is batting just .206/.284/.327 through 538 plate appearances this season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Upton is not in Monday's lineup. Impact: Upton typically sits out one or two games per week, and he'll take a seat for the second game in a row Monday, with Emilio Bonifacio playing center field. Unless Upton is stealing bases, he's more harmful than helpful in fantasy, as his .206 batting average speaks to his current skills at the plate.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins. Impact: Upton has made four straight starts in center field, but will receive a day of rest of the week in favor of Emilio Bonifacio. With Upton batting just over the dreaded Mendoza Line at .206 this season, it's only getting tougher for manager Fredi Gonzalez to justify keeping him atop the lineup as the team chases down one of the final playoff spots.(RotoWire, )
B.J. Upton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 185  Age: 30
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/21/1984, Norfolk, Virginia
College: None
Debut: 2004
Salary: $14,050,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury