Upton prefers to go by "Melvin"

There will be a change on your scorecard this year as B.J. Upton wants to be called Melvin from now on.

For years he has been known as B.J. Upton, but upon arriving at Braves camp Monday the outfielder said he now wants to be called Melvin Upton.

Upton has had two awful seasons for the Braves, so maybe a name change will help.

Bill Shanks talked about Upton's decision on Monday.


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