Another of the Devil Rays top prospects has run in to trouble in the minors. B. J. “Don’t Call Me Melvin” Upton, was arrested last Friday for DWI in Durham, NC. With Delmon Young set to return from his 50 game suspension tonight, Upton removed that good feeling by committing his worst error of the season, and this comes from a guy that knows a thing or two about errors. Maybe Melvin would become a better fielder if he practiced with empty beer cans.
Upton was not in the lineup Friday night, but returned on Saturday and went 1-4. Then on Sunday, he let everyone know that things were back to normal by committing 2 errors in the Bulls’ 6-4 victory over Charlotte.
There had been reports earlier this season that Upton had openly berated Young after his bat-tossing incident. Apparently Upton made it clear that Young let down his Bulls teammates and was hurting his chances of being promoted to the parent club anytime soon. Let us hope that somebody on the team will return the favor to B. J.
Upton arrested on DWI. [Durham Herald-Sun]