LF - SEA
Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with one strikeout Sunday against the Angels.
Upton picked up his first hit of the season and in a Mariners uniform. J.P. Crawford picked up the only other hit for Seattle on the afternoon as the Mariners were shutout.
Justin Upton left Friday's game early after getting hit in the helmet.
It was a scary scene in Seattle as Upton was down for a bit before leaving the field in his first game of the season after being called up from Triple-A Friday afternoon. The Mariners should have further updates on his status soon. Dylan Moore came in to pinch-run for Upton.
The Mariners have called up Justin Upton from AAA Tacoma. Sam Haggerty has been optioned in a corresponding move.
Upton will see his first big league action in 2022 after being released by the Angels in early April. He has a chance to see consistent playing time with both Mitch Haniger and Kyle Lewis out, but we'll have to wait and see how things play out on the field. Upton hit .211 with a .705 OPS in 2021.
Justin Upton is set to join the Tacoma Rainiers Wednesday in Reno.
Upton is hitting No. 2 in the lineup and playing right field with Jarred Kelenic leading off ahead of him. He will likely play a handful of games in Triple-A before joining the Mariners where he figures to be a rotational outfielder for Seattle.
The Mariners signed Justin Upton to a major-league deal on Saturday.
Upton was released in spring training by the Angels, who still owe him $28 million. The Mariners will be responsible for only $550,000 of that, and Upton should be able to find regular at-bats now that Jarred Kelenic has been optioned to the minors. Upton has batted just .204 and .211 the last two seasons, though he still has power, as evidenced by his 26 home runs over 131 games during that span. He's worth a look in AL-only formats but likely not in mixed leagues.