Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton wore prescription glasses for the first time in his major-league career during Friday night’s 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Upton, who has batted .244 with a .358 on-base percentage in his past 12 games, decided to wear the glasses after experimenting with them in batting practice.
“I noticed a difference [in my vision] over last year and some of this year,” Upton said, via MLB.com. “It wasn’t anything big. But I think it was enough for me to not really pick up spin on the ball. So I just figured we should try something.”
Upton, 29, went 1-for-4 during the win.
“We’ll see how the glasses work and if I’ll keep them,” said Upton, per ESPN.com. “I could see the ball better on both sides of the plate. It was good tonight.”
Last season, Upton hit .184 with a .268 on-base percentage. This year he has one home run and two RBIs in 21 games.
“I definitely noticed a difference tonight,” Upton said. “We’ll see how it goes.”