Melvin Upton will be in a walking boot for six weeks

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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.

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The Braves’ outfield ain’t exactly deep. It’s about to get thinner:

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.