B.J. Upton 2 | Center Field

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Mon. Aug 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Upton is out of the lineup Monday. Impact: The Braves have finally started to sit Upton roughly every fourth day, as his .207/.278/.329 slash line has dipped steadily over the past two weeks. Emilio Bonifacio seems to be a more trusted option in center field for manager Fredi Gonzalez than Jordan Schafer was when he was the backup option.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Upton is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers. Impact: Upton has made three straight starts in center field, but Emilio Bonifacio will cover center Thursday for the third time since coming over to Atlanta in a deadline deal. Upton has just four hits so far in August, and if he's unable to improve his .210 season batting average, look for Bonifacio to start filling in for him more frequently.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Impact: Upton hit a home run Friday night but went hitless again last night in what has been a season to forget. Emilio Bonifacio will start in center field and lead off for the Braves on Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Upton will return to the leadoff spot Friday against the Nationals. Impact: Manager Fredi Gonzalez's insistence on batting Upton leadoff is one of the more puzzling things in the game currently, but it does not appear as though he's going to budge even following eight consecutive losses. Emilio Bonifacio led off the last two games in Seattle, but it looks like he'll be deployed in a utility role for the time being. Upton is batting just .212/.281/.327 this season and has struck out 141 times, most in all of baseball.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 6, 2014
News: Upton was moved down to eighth in the Braves' order Wednesday, finishing 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two strikeouts against the Mariners. Impact: He was the leadoff hitter in his last start, as has been the case for much of the season, but it seems losing has finally forced manager Fredi Gonzalez to see the light. The Braves are now suffering through an eight-game losing streak, and while we'd never underestimate Gonzalez's insistence on batting Upton (.279 OBP) high in the order, he may finally be out of the leadoff spot for good. Emilio Bonifacio started in left field and hit leadoff Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
B.J. Upton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 185  Age: 29
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/21/1984, Norfolk, Virginia
College: None
Debut: 2004
Salary: $14,050,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury