Braves place OF B.J. Upton on DL with adductor strain
On Sunday, the Braves created room on the active roster for Evan Gattis by DLing B.J. Upton.
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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