RF,DH - FA
The Seattle Mariners designated Justin Upton for assignment Friday.
Upton hit .125 across 48 at-bats for the Mariners after signing a minor-league deal with Seattle. He will likely seek to sign a deal with another team. Kyle Lewis was activated from the IL as the corresponding move.
Justin Upton came through with a pinch-hit home run Saturday against the Athletics.
With the Mariners needing a spark down 1-0 in the eighth inning, Upton pinch-hit for Sam Haggerty. He took the first pitch he saw from A.J. Puk deep to left field to tie the game in what was his first long ball in a Mariners uniform. Upton remains off the fantasy radar.
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.