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Melvin Upton    \UP-tun\

Melvin Upton Jr. (B. J.) (twitter: @BJUPTON2)

Positions: Centerfielder, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 21, 1984 in Norfolk, VA
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA)
Drafted
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed September 16, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 2004 (Age 19.347, 16,122nd in MLB history)   vs. BOS 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Braves/DevilRays 2004-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 5 yrs/$72.25M (13-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 8.126, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Larry Reynolds [*]
Relatives: Brother of Justin Upton
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