MLB Note - Los Angeles Angels Upton, Justin

Nov 3, 2017 - 8:24 AM OF Justin Upton agreed to a five-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Angels announced on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, but's Jon Paul Morosi reported the deal is worth $106 million. Upton's new contract will span through the 2022 season and will supersede his existing deal that paid him $88.5 million through the 2021 campaign. The four-time All-Star was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 31 for right-handed prospects Grayson Long and Elvin Rodriguez. Upton batted .245 with seven homers and 15 RBIs in 27 games with the Angels after hitting .279 with 28 homers and 94 RBIs in 125 contests with the Tigers. Upton set career highs in homers (35), doubles (44), extra-base hits (79), RBIs (109), slugging percentage (.542) and OPS (.904) last season.

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