The Giants granted Upton his release Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
The 33-year-old Upton inked a minor-league deal with the Giants in April with the hope of eventually working his way onto the big-league roster, but that never materialized after he battled injuries for much of the season and appeared in just 12 games with Triple-A Sacramento. Upton is back to full strength now, but since the last-place Giants weren't eager to open up playing time down the stretch for a declining veteran, he'll look to find an opportunity as a depth outfielder for a playoff-contending squad. He could have offer some usefulness as a baserunner and occasional starter against left-handed pitching. Aug 22 10:54 am (EST)
- Upton (shoulder) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in his return to the lineup at Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
- Upton is dealing with shoulder irritation, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- Upton (thumb) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. All Melvin Upton (R) News
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