Braves outfielder Justin Upton began last season with a ridiculous power surge, but he entered tonight’s game homerless over his first 33 plate appearances this season. Well, he has changed that with two home runs against Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia. The second one went really, really far. 477 feet, according to ESPN Stats and Info:
My favorite part of that home run might have been the reaction from Mejia. While you can’t see it in that replay, he actually threw his glove on the ground in frustration.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.