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Red Sox Free Agent Target: Justin Upton

So far in 2022, the offense for the Boston Red Sox has left plenty to be desired, as the team has scored only 12 runs through four games and has had one of the lowest power outputs as a club in all of baseball. Now, before this is read as some sort of panicking post about the offense, it’s not at all. One of the few teams with a lower power output is the Dodgers, and nobody is worried about their offense. Likewise, I’m not worried about Boston’s offense. It’s been four games, and weird things happen in four games. Howevah, while overall I’d certainly expect the offense to get on track and become one of the better groups in the league, these first few games have served to expose a couple of weaknesses for the lineup that could be anticipated before the season, namely the outfield and the bench.
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Justin Upton could find home with Minnesota Twins

The Los Angeles Angels made the surprising decision to designate Justin Upton for assignment prior to the start of the season, ending a disappointing and injury plagued run with the organization. Instead of hoping to salvage something from the final year of his contract, the Angels ended up eating $28 million as Upton was another high dollar deal that did not work out.
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Five potential Justin Upton landing spots: Why Dodgers, Padres, more could add veteran outfielder

The Los Angeles Angels officially released outfielder Justin Upton over the weekend, ending his five-plus-year run with the club. The Angels, per Major League Baseball's rules, will remain on the hook for the $28 million left on his contract. Upton can only hope to follow in the cleatprints of Albert Pujols, who was released by the Angels last May before finding greater success in an optimized role with the Dodgers.
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Report: Twins considering Justin Upton

The Twins “have checked in on” Justin Upton now that the veteran outfielder has hit the open market, SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson reports. The Angels designated Upton for assignment last week and then released him after he cleared DFA waivers. Should Minnesota or any other team sign...
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Twins reportedly interested in Justin Upton

The Twins would likely hope that Upton could provide them with some extra punch, primarily off the bench. Alex Kirilloff and Max Kepler, Minnesota’s primary corner outfielders, both hit left-handed, so Upton would provide a good option against left-handed pitching. Though Upton struggled overall in 2021, he still hit seven home runs in 107 plate appearances against left-handers.
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Angels release Justin Upton days after being designated for assignment

Just six days after he was designated for assignment, Justin Upton is a free agent. The outfielder was heading into what would have been his fifth season with the Angels before the assignment, but now he will be free to sign with any of the other MLB franchises should they express interested. With the implementation of the universal designated hitter, Upton should garner some interest from teams looking to add a plus-bat off the bench.Upton, 34, once showed immense talent on the diamond, but a slew of injuries has hampered the latter days of his playing career - allowing him to...
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Angels release veteran Justin Upton

The Angels have released Justin Upton, per the team’s transactions tracker at MLB.com. The move isn’t terribly shocking, as Upton was designated for assignment last week. With $28M remaining on his contract, no team was going to claim him on waivers, as doing so would mean absorbing that entire cost. However, the Angels could have tried to eat some of that salary as a way of working out a trade with another team, but evidently either didn’t try or didn’t succeed at doing so.
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Four-time All-Star Justin Upton released by Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released outfielder and four-time All-Star Justin Upton on Friday. The 34-year-old Upton was designated for assignment last week but went unclaimed. Any team to have claimed Upton would've been on the hook to pay the $28 million owed to him this season. Upton is in the final season of a five-year, $106 million deal signed in 2018.
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Washington Nationals: Time To Take A Flyer On Justin Upton

In a surprising move, the Los Angeles Angels recently designated veteran Justin Upton for assignment despite him being owed $28 million this year. Arriving in LA via trade from Detroit in 2017, injuries played a major role through his Angels tenure, limiting him to only appearing in 366 games across five seasons. He slashed .232/.322/.443, with 75 homers, 203 RBIs, and an OPS of .764. The four-time All-Star is coming off the worst year of his career, hitting .211, with 17 homers, 41 RBIs, and an OPS of .705 in 89 games. However, in his career, he’s hit .262, with 324 homers, 1000 RBIs, and an OPS of .814.
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Red Sox Rumors: Justin Upton could complete the outfield

The Red Sox should look at Justin Upton if he hits free agency. The Boston Red Sox have a plan for their outfield but plans can change with the addition of new pieces. While they may take a patient approach by waiting until the trade deadline to evaluate their needs, the Red Sox could jump on an opportunity before the season starts if an appealing option presents itself.
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OF Justin Upton designated for assignment by Los Angeles Angels, still owed $28M

Outfielder Justin Upton has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Saturday. The Angels will still be responsible for Upton's $28 million salary unless he's claimed by another team, which seems unlikely. The 34-year-old Upton hit .211 with 17 homers, 41 RBIs and a .705 OPS over 89 games last season.
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Ex-MVP calls out Angels over Justin Upton DFA

One prominent MLB player is sounding off on the Los Angeles Angels’ decision to pull the plug on the Justin Upton era. The Angels decided this week to designate the four-time All-Star Upton for assignment. Upton was in the final year of a five-year deal with the team. Milwaukee...
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Angels designate veteran outfielder Justin Upton for assignment, per report

The Angels have designated outfielder Justin Upton for assignment, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. This means the team will have seven days to trade Upton or place him on irrevocable outright waivers. For the Angels, the move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Very likely, Upton will be...
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Angels designate Justin Upton for assignment

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have designated outfielder Justin Upton for assignment. Upton, 34, signed a five-year deal with the team in 2017, worth $106 million. He is owed the remainder of that salary, which would be $28 million for the 2022 season. Assuming he does not accept a minor league designation by the Angels organization, Upton will become a free agent. If he is claimed by another team, they will assume the entirety of his 2022 salary.2022 would be the final year of that contract, which came after Upton was traded to the Angels via the Detroit Tigers in August...
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