A day after going hitless in his first minor league rehab game, Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton accrued three hits, including two doubles, in his second game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Playing against the Charlotte Knights, Upton doubled in his first two at-bats, scoring a run after the first one and driving in two more runs with the second. Upton collected a single in his third at-bat before popping out in his final AB.
It's a drastic turnaround from Wednesday's game. Upton went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his first rehab game.
“The No. 1 thing for us is to make sure he’s healthy and make sure he’s ready to come back," Fredi Gonzalez told ajc.com. "That’s the No. 1 thing and when all those things are in place then we’ll figure something out. Something will happen, you know how that is.”
Upton has been out since July 12 when he strained a right adductor muscle.
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