Upton, who is hitting just .205 in June, sat out Saturday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers and tested the hand before Sunday's game in the indoor batting cages. The Braves have a day off on Monday, so this should hopefully give Upton time to heal.
“With the off day (Saturday), today and tomorrow with a scheduled day off, we can really turn the corner and be fine,” Fredi Gonzalez said.
Upton lost a good deal of pop in his bat last season while nursing a sore left thumb for much of the year, dropping from 31 homers in 2011 to 17 in 2012, though he still managed to hit .280. This year, his month and a half-long slump has dropped his average to .240.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Justin Upton, MLB