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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Seattle Mariners sign Justin Upton

Looking to boost their lineup, the Seattle Mariners signed veteran slugger Justin Upton to a one-year contract Saturday.

Upton, a four-time All-Star, was released by the Los Angeles Angels on April 8 heading into the final season of a $106 million, five-year guaranteed contract. Seattle must pay him only a prorated share of the $700,000 major league minimum.

The 34-year-old Upton batted .211 with 17 home runs, 41 RBI and a .705 OPS in 89 games for the Angels last season.

The top pick in the 2005 amateur draft, Upton is a .262 career hitter with 324 homers, 1,000 RBI, 151 stolen bases and an .814 OPS in 15 major league seasons with Arizona, Atlanta, San Diego, Detroit and the Angels. He has won three Silver Slugger Awards.

The outfielder will report to extended spring training with the Mariners in Peoria, Arizona. Once he’s ready, Upton could be a candidate to plug a hole for Seattle at designated hitter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2022 at 10:19 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: justin upton, mariners

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Sources: OF Justin Upton designated for assignment by Los Angeles Angels

Outfielder Justin Upton has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday.

The Angels will owe him $28 million for this season, the final one in a five-year deal.

Given the money still owed to Upton, it’s unlikely any team would deal for his services, paving the way for him to become a free agent.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 02, 2022 at 01:45 PM | 36 comment(s)
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