And with the Twins dealing with a hamate injury to outfielder Byron Buxton, who has helped propel them to second-half relevance and the wild card spot they have a tenuous hold on, now is the time for the Angels to upgrade.
The Angels are now only a game behind the Minnesota Twins for the second wild card spot in the American League.
Upton has 28 homers and 94 RBIs this season while hitting.279/.362/.542. Angels manager Mike Scioscia has used Cameron Maybin, Ben Revere and five other players in left this season. The caveat: Upton has the ability to opt out of his contract after this season.
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"I think Al made a good decision", Reynolds said of Detroit's decision to trade Upton. If you were to stay with Anaheim, it would be costly for the Angels.
The right-handed Long, a former third-round pick, went 8-6 with a 2.52 ERA in 23 starts with the Angels' Double-A Mobile farm club this season. With the move, they will clear the remainder of Upton's $22.1 this season and the $88.5 million he's owed over the last four years of his deal.
The Tigers tried to sell off their big contracts before the trade deadline, but couldn't because let's face it, they have older guys that make way too much money. He would have been displaced by Upton joining the Angels.