Angels acquire Justin Upton from Tigers

Justin Upton is reportedly bringing his big bat to the Los Angeles Angels

Upton will give the Angels, who are in the chase for a wild-card spot, a big bat alongside Mike Trout. Upton is owed almost $88 million over four years after this season.

Justin Upton #8 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Nicholas Castellanos #9 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 5, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers are in agreement to send All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Motor City to southern California.

Long, a third-round draft pick out of Texas A&M in 2015, has spent most of this season with the Mobile BayBears, the Angels' Double-A affiliate in Alabama. He's owed $88 million over the next four seasons but has the option to opt out of the deal in November.

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Entering play Thursday, Anaheim is one game back of the Minnesota Twins for the second American League Wild Card place.

Acquired in the off-season, the Tigers may have found their centerfielder of the future in the form of Mikie Mahtook. Upton now has 28 home runs and a.904 OPS so he's a huge upgrade for Los Angeles.

Part of Upton's contract with the Tigers included a no-trade list that did not have the Angels on it but he has not given them any guarantees regarding whether or not he will exercise his opt-out clause following the season. Or it could help the Angels move past the Yankees in the final month of the season. Maybin is slashing.235/.333/.351 with six home runs.

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