On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels announce the trade from the Detroit Tigers of Justin Upton. The news were reported by a Fox Sports corresponsal. Both parties are really close to end the deal that will move the player. Many other channels confirmed the news as the MLB official page and the New York Post. But the deal doesn’t ends up as a money-player exchange. The Tigers will have on their rotation the pitcher Grayson Long. They will pay Upton’s last salary.
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The player will deal with the team after the non-waiver trade line that will be on July 31. Statistically talking, in 125 games Upton has .279/.362/.542 with a 94 RBI, 28 home runs and 10 stolen bases. The 30-year-old has play with many teams as the San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves. He has played with 5 teams in 11 seasons. He has been very consistent with his stats, as one of the 40 most active players of the league. He has been playing since 2005 when he was the first pick of that year. His stability has been what teams are looking for and what makes him a good pick for any team.
If he doesn’t signs with the team, he can go in free agency and try a deal of $88.5 million. He has won two Silver Slugger Awards, and his ability will pick up the outfield of the Angels. In August, in 27 games he had 11 home runs, never a disappointment for the team. The next Thursday, the Angels will playa against the Minnesota Twins. The wild-card this year is still open.Upton cames to the time to order their rotation and will help players as Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.