Upton is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The Angels are resting several players after getting officially eliminated from postseason contention Saturday. Taylor Ward will be the left fielder in his absence.
Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's loss to the Dodgers. Upton extended the Angels' lead with a solo shot against Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning. It was the ninth long ball of the year for the 33-year-old, who is hitting .208/.294/.431 overall.
Upton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over San Diego on Wednesday. The veteran hit one of three third-inning homers by the Angels, smoking a 430-foot shot to left field. Upton got off to a slow start this season but has picked up the pace in September, slashing .300/.391/.567 with four homers and 11 RBI.
Upton (head) is starting in left field and batting sixth Sunday against the Rangers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The veteran outfielder was hit in the helmet by a pitch Friday and took Saturday off, but he'll rejoin the starting nine for Sunday's contest. Upton has rebounded in September with a .326/.404/.587 slash line, three homers and 10 RBI through 13 games.
Upton (head) isn't starting Saturday against the Rangers. Upton was hit by a pitch on his helmet Friday, and he'll remain out for Saturday's tilt. Taylor Ward will take his place in left field.