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Justin Upton day-to-day with left hand contusion after hit-by-pitch

Aug 29, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

Justin Upton AP

According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Justin Upton was diagnosed with a left hand contusion after he was hit by a pitch by the Indians’ Ubaldo Jimenez earlier this evening. He is considered day-to-day.

Upton was hit by the pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning. It appeared that he would stay in the game initially, as he began to walk over to first base after being examined by a team trainer, but the Braves understandably didn’t want to take any chances.

Upton, 26, is batting .265/.358/.477 with 24 home runs and 64 RBI in 122 games this season. He went 2-for-2 tonight after going 1-for-18 with six strikeouts over his previous five games.

  1. Walk - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    X-rays taken at the park were negative.

  2. scdocal - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Starting to get really pissed at the injuries. I think we have had our fair share.

  3. Walk - Aug 30, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    My respect for ubaldo jimenez increased. He immediately doffed his cap to let upton know it was an accident.

  4. hildezero - Aug 30, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    @scdocal,

    That’s why the D-backs traded him.

    • harrysatchel - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:26 AM

      Because he is prone to getting hit by pitches???? Not seeing the connection.

  5. hildezero - Aug 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Did you not read his comment??? You’re definitely not seeing the connection.

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