B.J. Upton News Archive
Upton is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Upton went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and one run scored in Friday's 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez intends to keep Upton in the leadoff spot for the foreseeable future, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Upton will bat leadoff again Wednesday in Houston, the Braves' official Twitter feed reports.
Upton hit his seventh home run a solo shot off Scott Feldman in the third inning of the year Tuesday. It was only hit in the game as Upton went 1-for-4 in the game.
Upton is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.
According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves are not considering moving Evan Gattis to left field, Justin Upton to right and Jason Heyward to center.
Upton's everyday job may be in jeopardy, as the Braves are "at least toying with the idea" of bringing Christian Bethancourt up from Triple-A and moving Evan Gattis to left field, MLB.com reports.
Upton hit his sixth homer, a two-run shot, in Thursday's loss to Colorado.