Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:40:30 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton spent three days earlier this week working with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer on adjustments to his mechanics and approach at the plate, with emphasis on the positioning of the hands. Seitzer was pleased with how productive the sessions were. "I feel really, really good about it, because (Upton) was very open to everything that I suggested," Seitzer said. "We had a really good three days together - three pretty intense days together. I think he feels pretty good about what I'm going to bring, and I feel good about the adjustments he has made."
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:57 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton likely will not be traded before the start of the regular season because other teams do not want to pay for any of his salary.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:57:35 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was the center of trade talks with the Houston Astros early in the offseason, and the Braves wanted to send OF B.J. Upton and the $46.35 million on his deal with him. The Braves also wanted OF Dexter Fowler, a pitching prospect and C Carlos Corporan. The Astros balked at adding $39 million in payroll and never agreed to a second player.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:44:23 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton has been shopped to other clubs.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:05:10 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Marlins. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and batting second.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:26 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Mets. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and hitting second.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:56:14 -0700
The Atlanta Braves may revisit trade talks for OF B.J. Upton in the offseason and could also move C Evan Gattis if the right offer came along. It was revealed the Braves and Chicago Cubs were talking about a deal that would send Upton to the Cubs for SP Edwin Jackson earlier this summer.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:33:08 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the New York Mets. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is playing center field and hitting second.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:08:05 -0700
The Chicago Cubs reportedly turned down a trade offer last month which would have sent SP Edwin Jackson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF B.J. Upton. Jackson is owed $24 million through the 2016 season, while Upton has approximately $49 million remaining on a deal which runs through the 2017 season. Atlanta would have had to include a significant amount of money to pull off the deal.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:33:47 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is out of the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 22, against the Cincinnati Reds.