Angel’s eye Justin Upton For commissioning, according to Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). Upton is owed $28 million this season in the final year of his deal. Anyone claiming that Upton would have to get a $28 million contract, so the possibility here is that Upton will soon face a free agent.
Angels seem ready to go to the youth in the field. Burden to surround a star all over the world Mike Trout Abroad it will now fall into the hands of potential customers Joe Adele And the Brandon March. Taylor Ward28, would also be in the mix to play time there.
As for Upton, the 34-year-old has proven to be a sweaty hitter in recent years, although his last streak came in with only .211/.296/.409 over 362 games. It did, though, as the .225/.355/.483 Southern Tune Slug. As a free agent, Upton can be a low cost option to provide some value in a short side platoon. He’s also been training at first base this spring, which may provide a way to play time somewhere. Speculatively speaking, the Red Sox, Padres, Tigers, Rangers, Dodgers or Rockies might be interested in looking at Upton in that capacity.
Today’s move ends what should be considered a disappointing period overall at LA for Upton, given that he made a modest .322/.322/.443 with 75 home runs in 1512 PA in Angels uniform. Injuries were undoubtedly a factor, with Upton struggling with back problems in recent years and also missing the majority of the 2019 season with knee and toe problems.
While Upton’s numbers as an owner still run as above-average offensive production (106 OPS+), more was to be expected given Upton’s salary. The Halos acquired Upton from the Tigers in August 2017, and although Upton had a withdrawal clause after that season, the two sides worked out a new contract extension to keep Upton at Anaheim. The new deal secured Upton $106 million covering the 2018–22 seasons.
In a similar movement, Thai Battery He was brought back from the restricted list and placed on the 40-man list. The right attenuator was chosen to Triple-A, for each team. Pottery has been on the banned list since last April when he decided to take some time away from baseball, but he decided to during the winter to come back.
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