Justin Upton’s new deal with Angels backloads money
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton’s $106 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels backloads money and will save the team more than $6 million next season and $4 million in 2019. He also receives a full no-trade provision.
Upton signed a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Detroit before the 2016 season that called for him to receive $22,125,000 annually and gave him the right to opt out after the 2017 season and forfeit the remaining $88.5 million. His new deal adds $17.5 million in guaranteed money and an additional season.
He gets an $8.5 million signing bonus that is payable on Jan. 21, 2022, and salaries of $16 million next season, $18 million in 2019, $21 million in 2020, $23 million in 2021 and $19.5 million in 2022.
Los Angeles acquired Upton on Aug. 31. He had career-highs of 35 homers and 109 RBIs last season while batting .273.
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