Melvin Upton, Jr. will make his Padres debut on Monday… against the Braves


Padres outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr. was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. To create room on the roster, outfielder Abraham Almonte was sent to Triple-A El Paso. Per the Associated Press, Upton is expected to make his debut on Monday against his former team, the Braves.

Upton was traded to the Padres along with closer Craig Kimbrel just before the start of the regular season. The Padres sent Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, minor league prospect Matt Wisler, minor leaguer Jordan Paroubeck, and 2015 competitive balance round A pick to the Braves.

Upton, 30, rejoins his brother — also a former Brave — Justin in San Diego. Melvin had a rough two years in Atlanta, batting .198/.279/.314 with 21 home runs and 61 RBI in 1,028 plate appearances.