Upton (back) has gone 1-for-7 with a solo home run, a walk and four strikeouts in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake.

The veteran homered in his first at-bat with the Triple-A club Monday but has gone 0-for-6 with four strikeouts since. Most importantly, he has not suffered any setbacks with the lower back strain that has kept him out of big-league action since June 22. Upton appears to be closing in on a return to the Angels.

More News