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Giants | Melvin Upton undergoes thumb surgery

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:22:01 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Melvin Upton Jr. (thumb) underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, according to general manager Bobby Evans. He will be sidelined for at least eight weeks.

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Giants | San Francisco adding Melvin Upton

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:20:38 -0700

Free-agent OF Melvin Upton Jr. (Blue Jays) will sign a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and is expected to report to Class AAA Sacramento, according to a source.

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Blue Jays | Melvin Upton Jr. released

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:14:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. was released Sunday, April 2.

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Blue Jays | Melvin Upton starting vs. former club

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:52:42 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in left field and batting fourth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is having a nice season, and now he's going to see consistent playing time in the heart of a potent lineup. Upton could see a few less at-bats with Toronto, but it shouldn't hinder his five-category upside going forward. Sub out Saunders where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. There's enough playing time for both Saunders and Upton to remain solid fantasy assets.

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Padres | Hansel Rodriguez coming to Friars

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:34:20 -0700

Updating earlier reports, Toronto Blue Jays SP Hansel Rodriguez is the player headed to the San Diego Padres in the deal for OF Melvin Upton Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez, 19, is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in six starts at Rookie League Bluefield. He has 26 K's in 32 1/3 innings. It'll be a couple of years before he's on the fantasy radar.

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Padres | SD to pay much of Melvin Upton's salary

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:34:58 -0700

Updating an earlier report, San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is part of an agreement to the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Padres will pay much of the $22 million owed to Upton.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Dickerson will benefit most from the move initially. Jon Jay (forearm) is due back in a few weeks, but he, too, has been rumored to be on the trade block. Manuel Margot could factor into the equation in September. The 21-year-old has a .306-4-37 line with 24 steals at Class AAA El Paso. He's worth watching for NL-only usage. Dickerson is hitting .280 with four homers in 75 at-bats, and he's worth grabbing in NL-only formats. Upton's value will be predicated on the amount of playing time he has in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. If he snatches the majority of time in center, he'll have a lot of upside in a better lineup and ballpark. He's a low-end mixed leaguer, but his 20 steals may not grow too much in that lineup.

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Blue Jays | Melvin Upton Jr. headed to Toronto

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:23:02 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays for a Class A prospect Tuesday, July 26. Financial terms are unknown, but the deal is expected to be completed Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has bounced back with a .256-16-45 line and 20 steals. Depending on his playing time, he could make a nice impact in fantasy. Entering a hitter's park with that lineup around him should really benefit him.

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Padres | Melvin Upton out of lineup again

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:30:19 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 25. OF Alex Dickerson is starting in left field and is hitting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez. Also, 1B Brett Wallace is serving as the designated hitter and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: That's two straight days out for Upton, so check back to see if he's 100% physically. Dickerson and Wallace both have some pop in their lumber but are far too inconsistent to be anything more than low-end deep sleeper picks for daily owners.

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Padres | Melvin Upton not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:47:03 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito Sunday, July 24. OF Alex Dickerson will play left field and bat fifth. In addition, C Derek Norris is back in the lineup, batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has been the subject of numerous trade rumors recently, although it does not appear as though a deal is imminent. Dickerson is batting .227 with two home runs and 10 RBI through 66 at-bats but daily fantasy owners should be able to find better options this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | Toronto looking at Melvin Upton

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:56:45 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is receiving trade interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how Upton would be used if he is traded to the Blue Jays but probably would see decent playing time because he has played well this season. He would still be an attractive option in most leagues but would lose some value if he is not starting.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal