UPDATE: Upton has been diagnosed with inflammation in the bone the behind ball of his foot and will be in a walking boot or six weeks, which means most of spring training.
The Braves’ outfield ain’t exactly deep. It’s about to get thinner:
Melvin Upton Jr dealing with a sore foot near toes. Seeing doc for x-rays. No update as of yet. #Braves
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) February 27, 2015
It sounds like Upton will be sidelined for more than just a few days. Still waiting to hear the significance of his injury. #Braves
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 27, 2015
Upton has obviously been a drag on the offense the past couple of years, but he’s still the best center field option the Braves have. And, if the Braves are to even pretend to be respectable this season, some sort of bounceback on his part is essential.
The bounceback is not starting well.