Justin Upton leaves game with hamstring cramp

Justin Upton's been on a power surge, but a cramp took him down Sunday.
Justin Upton's been on a power surge, but a cramp took him down Sunday. (USATSI)

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The exit of Justin Upton from the Braves' Sunday game against the Marlins might have concerned Braves fans, but it doesn't sound serious. According to the team, Upton left with a cramp in his left hamstring. That shouldn't be the type of thing that lingers, so consider it a day to day thing for now.

Upton, 25, is hitting .267/.356/.482 with 22 homers, 61 RBI and 74 runs on the season. Heading into Sunday, he was hitting .395/.452/.921 with six homers and 13 RBI in nine games in August.

B.J. Upton replaced Justin in the batting order Sunday and if Justin were to miss any time, Evan Gattis and Jordan Schafer would be the candidates to see time in the outfield.

Again, though, a cramp should be an isolated injury and this shouldn't linger.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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