• Upton notes improvement from new glasses

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 26, 2014
    Upton, who is two years into a five-year, $75 million deal with Atlanta, said he decided to try the glasses even after experiencing a slight improvement to his vision during the offseason. Upton wore prescription glasses for the first time in his major-league career Friday, acknowledging a noted improvement in his vision. Upton, who is off to a slow start this season after batting a career-worst .184 in 2013, decided to wear the glasses during Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after experimenting with them in batting practice. Upton is batting just .207 with one home run and two RBIs in 21 games this season. Upton has been a colossal bust since signing a five-year, $75 million contract prior to the 2013 season, but he's not about to stop looking for possible solutions to turning his career around. This season he's only been marginally better overall, hitting .205/.287/.295 with 24 strikeouts in 87 plate appearances, but there have been signs of improvement as he's hit safely in 12 of his last 18 games. He ordered another pair that should help his peripheral vision a little more, so it appears this is an experiment he plans to continue for awhile.

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