Angels Acquire Justin Upton, Lose Cameron Maybin on Waivers

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers for pitching prospect Grayson Long.

Upton, 30, is hitting .279/.362/.542 with 37 doubles, 28 home runs and 94 RBI in 125 games this season. Also had 10 defensive runs saved in left field for the Tigers.

Upton can opt-out of his deal this contract this offseason. If the slugger decides to stay with the Angels he will have four years, $88.5 million left on his deal.

Long, 23, was a third round pick of the Angels in 2015 and was ranked as their No. 9 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. He’s 8-8 with a 2.69 ERA and 1.17 WHIP between two levels this season.

The Angels also lost veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Houston Astros. Maybin, 30, is slashing .235/.333/.351 with 29 stolen bases this season and is a pending free agent.

Angels begin the day only one game back from a Wild Card spot in the American League.


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