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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton returns despite sinus issue

By on 6/22/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves dropped out of first place in the National League East following a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. At 38-36, the Braves are struggling offensively, ranked just 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Needing a spark in the lineup, the Braves saw the return of Justin Upton, who missed three games this week due to dizziness.

Mark Bowman, who covers the Braves for, reported the following on Upton.
Upton went 0-for-4 on Saturday and is batting .272 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI this season.  The Braves will need to improve upon their overall hitting to remain competitive in the division and the National League. They are currently relying on a pitching staff that is 5th in the league in ERA at 3.35.

Upton is in his eighth Major League season and second with the Braves.  Last season, he batted .263 with 27 home runs and 70 RBI, but struck out 161 times. Upton's a career .275 hitter with 149 home runs and 470 RBI.

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