Atlanta Braves’ B.J. Upton Leaves with Groin Injury Against Cincinnati Reds

June 3, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder BJ Upton (2) hits a single against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

One of the Upton brothers for the Atlanta Braves may miss some time after suffering an injury in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Rotoworld reports via David O’Brien that B.J. Upton was removed from the game after straining his right adductor muscle, or more commonly known as a groin injury.

B.J. Upton has been diagnosed with a right adductor muscle strain after leaving Friday’s game against the Reds in the first inning.

In other words, it’s a groin injury. Upton went down while trying to field Todd Frazier’s triple in the first inning and had to come out of the game.

It’s been a rough season for the other Upton brother. B.J. was ejected from the game against the Philadelphia Phillies last Sunday after arguing over balls and strikes with the umpire. He has an abysmal .177 batting average and his highest stat ranking is strikeouts with 102, second-best on the Braves.

B.J. has 49 hits, eight home runs, and just 20 runs batted in on the season. Basically, he isn’t playing any better than Andrelton Simmons right now, and he’s making $6.5 million less than Upton.

Topics: Atlanta Braves, B.J. Upton

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