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    Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Mobile BayBears' outfielder Justin Upton, the 2005 No. 1 overall pick in the Major League draft, is headed to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Press-Register learned late Wednesday after the BayBears' doubleheader at Hank Aaron Stadium.

    He made an immediate impact when he arrived in Mobile, hitting a home run in his first at-bat as a BayBear on May 13 and hitting three home runs in his first two BayBears games. He opened the season in Single-A Visalia where he hit .341 and had five homers in the month of April.

    Upton played 70 games for Mobile, producing a .310 batting average. He also had 13 home runs and 53 runs batted in.

    In the BayBears' first year as the Diamondbacks Double-A affiliate, two Mobile players already have been called up to the majors. The first was infielder Mark Reynolds, who was called up in late May.

    Upton is expected to fly out early this morning to join the Diamondbacks.
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Call up Bruce!! Do it now!!
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Call up Bruce!! Do it now!!
    The situation is different. The reason for Upton coming up is that RF has been a black hole for the Snakes, they are trying to win the division and Upton is likely their best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    The situation is different. The reason for Upton coming up is that RF has been a black hole for the Snakes, they are trying to win the division and Upton is likely their best bet.
    Yep. Plus, Carlos Quentin was put on the DL today as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Yep. Plus, Carlos Quentin was put on the DL today as well.
    In his case it seems the shoulder has not been right the entire season. I wonder if he will the surgery.
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    In his case it seems the shoulder has not been right the entire season. I wonder if he will the surgery.
    He's on the DL for a hamstring injury this time.

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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    He's on the DL for a hamstring injury this time.
    I read 3-4 days ago the Snakes were ready to call him up.

    Supposedly Adam Jones is coming to Seattle and ...

    Jose Guillen said Wednesday that he's "pissed off" about the call-up, adding that "this team has been good with what we have and I don't think that's what we need."
    I would suggest the manager makes sure he doesn't keep anything on his desk he doesn't want to get wet.
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    RedsZone favorite Jose Guillen is angry? Color me shocked.

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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    you mean a major leaguer is not happy with losing his job to a young prospect? wow.

    I can't wait to see how this turns out for Upton. I am excited.

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    A 19 yr old position player getting called up to the majors.

    Don't see that everyday...
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    you mean a major leaguer is not happy with losing his job to a young prospect? wow.

    I can't wait to see how this turns out for Upton. I am excited.
    Jose Guillen has always been angry with someone and has never been afraid to run his mouth. This is certainly not surprising.

    I agree about Upton. I'm anxious to see how he plays.

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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    you mean a major leaguer is not happy with losing his job to a young prospect?
    He is unlikely to lose a job but is likely to lose some ABs.
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Let Jay Bruce get 200ab's at Louisville playing every day the rest of their season. Then after the end of their season bring him up , so he can spend about a month experiencing the big leagues , getting maybe 50 ab's as a Red.

    No reason to rush Jay Bruce , if he's ready as a 21 year old in the spring of 2008, the Reds may well have the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year.

    Justin Upton turns 20 the 25th of this month he's 4 months younger than Bruce. Perhaps if the Reds had injuries and were trying to win a division , but they aren't no reason to rush him. Good luck to Upton hope the D'backs aren't putting too much pressure on him too early.
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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    A 19 yr old position player getting called up to the majors.

    Don't see that everyday...
    He does turn 20 in about 3 weeks. Last 19 year old position guy I can think of getting called up was Andruw Jones....

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    Re: Diamondbacks calling up Justin Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    A 19 yr old position player getting called up to the majors.

    Don't see that everyday...
    Dare I say...the next Ken Griffey Jr.?


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