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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with leg injury

By on 6/10/2014 11:00:00 PM

Per the team's Twitter account, Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Tuesday night's slugfest with the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning. He was diagnosed with a strained hamstring and is listed as day-to-day. Upton is hitting .292?.372/.551 (OPS+ 151) with 14 homers, 36 RBI and six stolen bases.  He was replaced by Jordan Schafer.

Twice an All-Star with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2009, 2011), Justin Upton is a career .276/.357/.478 hitter. He was the first overall draft pick in 2005, making his debut for Arizona on August 2, 2007 a month before his 20th birthday. Although the DBacks signed Upton to an extension in March 2010, they became disenchanged with him for reasons not entirely clear, eventually trading him in January 2013 with Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves for Nick Ahmed (minors), Brandon Drury (minors), Randall Delgado, Martin Prado and Zeke Spruill.

Upton, 26,  is on a six-year $50 million contract through 2015. In the same off-season, the Braves signed his brother, center fielder B.J. Upton, to a five-year $75.25 million contract through 2017.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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