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Upton returns to lineup after thumb injury

Upton returns to lineup after thumb injury

Upton returns to lineup after thumb injury
SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton was back in the D-backs lineup Wednesday, one day after being held out with a left thumb injury.

Upton jammed the tip of the thumb while sliding into second base to break up a double play in the seventh inning Sunday afternoon against the Giants. Upton placed his left hand on the ground as he slid and that's when the injury occurred.

While he was out of the starting lineup Tuesday, Upton did see action in right field in the 11th inning and would have been able to hit if need be thanks the Arizona training staff.

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"They kind of figured out a device to take some of the pressure off his thumb during the game so he was ready to go," Gibson said.

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