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+ Cleveland Indians Status: Minors

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Biography Data
Positions: CF-1189, SS-444, LF-122, 3B-80, 2B-53, DH-22, RF-3, OF-3
Proper Name: Melvin Emmanuel Upton Jr.
Nickname(s): B.J.
Born: August 21, 1984 (33.151)
Place Norfolk, Virginia
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)
Drafted: 2002 -- 1st round (2nd overall) by Tampa Bay Rays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 2,2004 (19.346)
Service Time:10.126 (2016)
TBC Player ID:130
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2017-12-15 - Cleveland Indians - Signed to Minor League Contract More
Prospect Ranks:[2004]MLB #2 TBA #1 [2003]MLB #21 TBA #3
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Cleveland Indians (2017-12-15)
Organizations:TBA, ATL, SDN, TOR, SFN
Signed by:Doug Witt
Relationship(s):Brother of Justin Upton

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2017MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2017-12-15Cleveland IndiansLF-CFMinorsCleveland IndiansMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2017-08-21LF-CFFAMLBReleased by Giants---
    2017-07-01San Francisco GiantsLF-CFMinorsSacramentoAAAAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)---
    2017-04-08San Francisco GiantsLF-CFMinorsSan Francisco GiantsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2017-04-02LF-CFFAMLBReleased by Blue Jays---
    2016-07-27Toronto Blue JaysLF-CFActive-MLBToronto Blue JaysMLBTraded from Padres to Blue Jays for Hansel Rodriguez40man
    2016-07-19San Diego PadresLFActive-MLBSan Diego PadresMLBReinstated from bereavement list40man
    2016-07-15San Diego PadresLFBSan Diego PadresMLBPlaced on bereavement list40man
    2015-06-09San Diego PadresLFActive-MLBSan Diego PadresMLBActivated from DL40man
    2015-05-19San Diego PadrescfDL-15El PasoAAAAssigned to El Paso (AAA) for rehab40man
    2015-04-05San Diego PadrescfDL-15San Diego PadresMLBTraded from Braves with Craig Kimrbel to Padres for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and 41st overall pick in 2015 draft40man
    2015-04-05Atlanta BravescfDL-15Atlanta BravesMLBDL-15 Sesamoiditis, left foot40man
    2013-08-03Atlanta BravescfActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2013-07-31Atlanta BravescfDL-15GwinnettAAAAssigned to Gwinnett (AAA) for rehab40man
    2013-07-14Atlanta BravescfDL-15Atlanta BravesMLBDL-15 Right abductor strain [Took a ball off his left knee in the outfield]40man
    2012-11-29Atlanta BravescfActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBSigned to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)40man
    2012-10-29-CFFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-04-20Tampa Bay RaysOFActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-04-04Tampa Bay RayscfDL-15Tampa Bay RaysMLBDL-15 Sore lower back40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 1st round (2nd overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2016Toronto Blue Jays$ 15,450,00056294$ 507,500$ 3,498,245
    2016San Diego Padres$ 15,450,00056394$ 507,500$ 3,498,245
    2015San Diego Padres$ 15,050,00052295$ 507,500$ 3,571,283
    2014Atlanta Braves$ 14,050,00058394$ 500,000$ 3,256,497
    2013Atlanta Braves$ 13,050,00056294$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Tampa Bay Rays$ 7,000,000132386$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-11-29 - Signed to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)
    2011Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,825,000194279$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Tampa Bay Rays$ 3,000,0002681071$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Tampa Bay Rays$ 435,0005482532$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2008Tampa Bay Rays$ 412,1005682138$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2007Tampa Bay Rays$ 386,9006662417$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2006Tampa Bay Rays$ 327,000742290$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2004Tampa Bay Rays$ 300,000755280$ 300,000$ 2,070,100

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