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Friday, May 29, 2020

Report: Angels could seek to renegotiate Justin Upton deal

Justin Upton

The Los Angeles Angels want to keep outfielder Justin Upton, and they may have to get creative with his contract to do it.

Upton — who has four years and $88.5 million left on his contract, but an opt-out he can exercise after the World Series — could renegotiate his contract with the Angels, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

Angels GM Billy Eppler said Friday that “there is dialogue going on” with Upton and his agent about possible scenarios going forward.

After a 35 home run season, Upton is reportedly likely to opt out, and his next contract will likely net him upwards of $100 million. There appears to be mutual interest between him and the Angels in a long-term stay.

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