Justin Upton

#8 RF / Detroit Tigers / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Tigers' Justin Upton: Agrees to six-year contract with Tigers

      The Tigers and Upton agreed to a six-year contract Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. The deal is subject to Upton passing a physical, but assuming that comes to fruition, the market has lost one of its most talented free agents. Ringing in at 28 years old, the outfielder already has five 25-plus homer campaigns under his belt, while also swiping his fair share of bases, including 115 over the past seven years. In addition to stat-laden lines, he's logged at least 149 games played in five consecutive seasons, meaning he'll regularly man left field in his home confines of Comerica Park.

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      Justin Upton: Declines qualifying offer from Padres

      Upton declined his qualifying offer from the Padres, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. This was expected, as Upton is one of the most coveted hitters on the free agent market after hitting 26 home runs and driving in 81 runs. He'll look for a longer-term, higher-paying deal in free agency.

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      Justin Upton: Extended qualifying offer

      Upton (neck) was given a qualifying offer by the Padres on Friday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports. The move comes as little surprise from the Padres perspective, but Upton is unlikely to sign the offer as he'll command more years and money on the open market. The 28-year-old took a bit of a step back in his only season in San Diego, hitting just .251 -- his worst average since 2008 -- but he also added 26 homers and 81 RBI and should be one of the most coveted hitters in free agency.

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      Padres OF Justin Upton will miss remainder of the season

      Padres outfielder Justin Upton (neck strain) will miss the rest of the regular season, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports. He still hasn't been cleared to swing a bat, and with the Padres well out of the playoff race and Upton about to hit free agency, it makes no sense for him to try to get back for one of the Padres' final three games. Upton will be one of the most sought after hitters on the market this winter.

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      Collision with wall costs Padres OF Justin Upton start Thursday

      Padres slugger Justin Upton (neck) is set to sit Thursday against Milwaukee. Upton was injured running head-first into the outfield wall while trying to chase down a ball Wednesday. Interim manager Pat Murphy didn't think the injury was significant, but it appears serious enough to knock him out of at least one game.

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      Padres outfielder Justin Upton leaves game early Wednesday

      Padres outfielder Justin Upton left Wednesday's game against the Brewers in the first inning after crashing into the outfield wall, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. San Diego was already down Matt Kemp (hand), the exact nature of his injury is uncertain. Wil Myers shifted over to left field to replace Upton, with Travis Jankowski coming into the game in right.

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      Padres OF Justin Upton nets three RBI in Sunday's win

      Padres outfielder Justin Upton went 3 for 5 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rockies. Upton is in the midst of a modest four-game hitting streak, during which he's scored four runs and accrued six RBI. Though he's not likely to be retained by the Padres after the season, Upton will likely continue to assume an everyday role as the team plays out the string.

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      Padres LF Justin Upton good to go for series opener vs. Rockies

      Padres left fielder Justin Upton (illness) is in the lineup Friday against the Rockies. Upton was held out of the lineup Wednesday as he dealt with an illness, but after Thursday's scheduled off day, the issue appears to be behind him. He'll assume his usual spot in left field and bat fourth.

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      Padres OF Justin Upton not in lineup Wednesday due to illness

      Padres outfielder Justin Upton is out of the lineup due to an illness, but could be available as a pinch-hitter Wednesday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports. Upton's absence from Wednesday's lineup had been a mystery given that he was coming off a big game Tuesday, but it has been revealed that he's dealing with an illness. With the possibility of pinch-hitting Wednesday, this condition doesn't sound serious enough to cost Upton more than one or two games.

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      Padres outfielder Justin Upton not in Wednesday's lineup

      Padres outfielder Justin Upton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The team has not suggested Upton's dealing with any sort of injury, but something seems amiss as Upton had one of his best game of the second half Monday, going 3 for 4 with a double and a homer. Upton also just had a day off back on Sept. 10. Wil Myers is in left field for the Padres on Wednesday.

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