Justin Upton

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Justin Upton

Upton with the San Diego Padres in 2015
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Born: August 25, 1987 (1987-08-25) (age 30)
Norfolk, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
August 2, 2007 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through April 12, 2017)
Batting average     .268
Hits     1,318
Home runs     221
Runs batted in     704
Stolen bases     125
Strikeouts     1,371
Career highlights and awards

Justin Irvin Upton (born August 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball player. He plays as a outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). Upton has also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and the Detrit Tigers. He was selected first overall by the Diamondbacks in the 2005 MLB Draft and was the Youngest Player in the National League in 2007. Upton was selected in 2009 for his first All-Star selection.

On December 19, 2014, the Braves traded Upton along with Aaron Northcraft to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Max Fried, Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson, and Mallex Smith.[1]

Upton signed a six-year contract with the Detroit Tigers prior to the 2016 season. He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 31, 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Padres land Justin Upton in trade with Braves". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-9-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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