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Justin Upton Agrees To Six Year Deal With Detroit Tigers


The Detroit Tigers and free-agent outfielder Justin Upton have agreed to a six-year deal worth $132.75 million. The contract includes an opt-out after the second year, which would allow Upton to go back on the market as a free agent at age 30.

A three-time All-Star, the 28-year-old spent the past season with the San Diego Padres and batted .251 (Worst since 2008) with 26 homers and 81 RBIs. Upton, who is expected to play left field, will join a Tigers team looking to win now after a disappointing 74-88 campaign last season.

Upton will join a Tigers team that will expect bounce-back seasons from Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander as well, who both battled through injuries in 2015.