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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton designated for assignment

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Mar 29, 2022; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) hits against the Colorado Rockies during a spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton has been designated for assignment, ESPN reported Saturday.

Upton is slated to receive $28 million in 2022 during the final season of a five-year deal. That total is third most among outfielders, behind teammate Mike Trout (approximately $37.1 million) and Toronto Blue Jays star George Springer (nearly $29.7 million).

Upton, 34, batted .211 with 17 homers and 41 RBIs in 89 games last season. He missed significant time with back injuries.

He is hitting .333 with three homers and 11 RBIs in seven games this spring.

A four-time All-Star, Upton is a career .262 hitter with 324 homers and 1,000 RBIs in 1,828 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers and Angels.

–Field Level Media