Justin Irvin Upton (born August 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. Nicknamed "J-Up", he has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Angels. He has been a teammate of his brother B.J. Upton with both the Braves and the Padres. While primarily a right fielder throughout his career, Upton has since transitioned to left field for the Braves, Padres and Tigers. On January 20, 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves. The trade allowed Upton to play with his brother Melvin, who had signed with Atlanta earlier in the offseason. The First time Melvin and Justin homered in the same game was April 7, 2013 when Melvin hit a game-tying home run in the 9th inning and Justin Upton hit a game-winning home run in the 9th inning to lead the Braves a 6-5 victory over the Cubs. The Upton brothers hit back to back home runs on April 23, 2013 against the Colorado Rockies, marking the first time that brothers hit back to back home runs since 1938.
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