Braves place OF B.J. Upton on DL with adductor strain

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

B.J. Upton's recent injury has forced him to the DL. (USATSI)
B.J. Upton's recent injury has forced him to the DL. (USATSI)

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The Braves have already announced that Evan Gattis would be activated from the DL in time for Sunday's game, and now they've made a corresponding roster move by placing center fielder B.J. Upton on the disabled list with a strained adductor muscle. The move is retroactive to Saturday.

This season, Upton -- who's in the first season of a five-year, $75.25 million contract -- is batting a disappointing .177/.266/.300 in 318 plate appearances. He did put up better numbers in June, but thus far in July he's struggling once again. Reed Johnson will likely see some time in center during Upton's absence.

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