Angels And Justin Upton Agree To Terms On A Five-Year Contract
Outfielder to remain with Angels through 2022 Season
November 9, 2017
Angels General Manager Billy Eppler announces the club has agreed to terms on a five-year contract with OF Justin Upton. The contract will take Upton through the 2022 campaign and will supersede his existing contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the agreement will be announced.
Upton, 30, was originally acquired on August 31 from Detroit in exchange for a player to be named later (RHP Elvin Rodriguez) and RHP Grayson Long. At the time of the acquisition, he was batting .279 (128/459) with 37 doubles, 28 HR and 94 RBI in 125 games for the Tigers. Upton appeared in 27 games for the Halos hitting .245 while posting 14 extra-base hits (7 2B, 7 HR) and 15 RBI.
The Norfolk, VA native completed his 11th big league campaign in 2017. Additionally, he is among the finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in left field for 2017.
Upton has appeared in 1,489 career games in the big leagues with Arizona (2007-12), Atlanta (2013-14), San Diego (2015), Detroit (2016-17) and the Angels (2017). He has compiled a career average of .269 with 875 runs, 306 doubles, 37 triples, 256 HRs, 812 RBI and 138 stolen bases. Over the last five seasons Upton has 30 HRs and 90 RBI.