Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton is reportedly set to exercise a player option to void the final four years of his contract, but he could still re-sign with the organization. On Tuesday, Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reported it's "increasingly likely" the slugger will opt to become a free agent, but noted the move could be a "mechanism by which he negotiates more favorable terms on a new deal with Angels, where he enjoyed playing." Los Angeles acquired Upton from the Detroit Tigers in late August. He hit seven home runs in 27 games following the deal en route to finishing the 2017 campaign with a .273/.361/.540 triple-slash line to go along with 35 homers and 14 stolen bases across 152 appearances.
Justin Upton Reportedly Likely to Opt out of Contract to Negotiate with Angels
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