Justin Upton’s season is over, the Angels announced Friday night.
The left fielder will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection next week to address patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He is expected to make a full recovery within six weeks.
The remedy put an end to a turbulent season for the 13-year veteran.
Upton was plagued by injury at the beginning of the year, and the early layoff took a toll on his offensive production. In 63 games, he batted .215 with 12 home runs and a .724 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. Upton missed the first 72 games of the season recovering from a severe toe sprain he sustained during the exhibition Freeway Series in March. That came after his spring training debut was delayed because of tendinitis in his right knee.