Jun 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) follows through on a swing against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Braves won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Justin Upton Out With Left Hamstring Injury

Justin Upton was removed from the Braves game on Thursday night in the final game of a four game series with the LA Dodgers with a strained left hamstring.

The outfielder ran to second with a double and then had to hustle to third base after tagging up on Chris Johnson’s flyout.  The medical staff came running to his aid when they saw him continue to stretch his hamstring out.  After the game, Upton said he felt the hamstring while going from second to third base.

Upton didn’t look comfortable as he was noticeably limping across the field in the 8th inning.  After being evaluated, Upton believes he is dealing with the same left hamstring injury that sidelined him for a day or two in the past.

“It didn’t feel better until I got in the clubhouse and laid down for a little bit,” Upton said after the game.  “It kind of died down but we’ll just see tomorrow.”

Justin currently has a .280/.354/.502 slash line with 21 homers and 70 RBIs.

Right now, Upton is listed as day-to-day but don’t be surprised if he misses a game or two.

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