Angels acquire Justin Upton from Tigers

Justin Upton greeted at home plate by his teammates

The Angels won't receive any players, just salary relief. While he is prone to striking out, it pairs an impact power bat alongside Mike Trout in Los Angeles' lineup.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, pictured in the first inning of a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 4, 2017 in Baltimore, is still being mentioned in trade rumors after the trade deadline. Left field, for example, has been a black hole for the Angels' offense, with their left fielders posting cumulative OPS figures of.592 in 2015, .584 in 2016 and.656 this season.

In exchange for Upton, the Angels would part with minor league right-hander Grayson Long, according to the person with knowledge of the situation.

The American League's co-leaders in stolen bases are both members of the Houston Astros now, after the team acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin on a waiver claim from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

For the deal to complete, Upton needs to clear medicals. Upton is in the second year of a 6-year, $132 million contract, but can opt out after this season, foregoing the final four years of his deal.

Long, 23, is ranked as the eighth-best prospect in the Angels system by Baseball America. Long, the Halos #6 prospect, has put together a solid season across AA and A+ this season, owning an 8-8 record and a 2.69 ERA. Tigers will also send cash to the deal this season.

Fantasy Impact Upton has an opt-out clause after this season, but apparently informed the Angels that he does not plan to exercise it.

Pujols' contract also expires after 2021.



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