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Gary Shelton: Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton hits a new low



From today's St. Petersburg Times:

B.J. Upton, the Rays centerfielder, is miffed that he has been dropping through the batting order as if his batting average has turned into gravity. He is ninth now, primarily because he didn't hit enough to stay at seventh or eighth, Gary Shelton writes.

If it gets any worse, the Rays may let their pitchers hit and use the designated hitter for Upton's slot. Upton has had a horrible year, Upton. Not much average, not much power. Too many strikeouts, not enough walks. Not enough runs, not enough RBIs.

All of that, and Upton can't figure out why he's hitting ninth?

What are your thoughts?

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:50am]


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