Upton posted a respectable .222/.348/.444 slash line in 24 Cactus League plate appearances. Upton dealt with patellar tendinitis late last season, but he didn't seem to show any ill effects this spring. If he can stay healthy and rebound from his .215/.309/.416 showing last season, he'll benefit from an Angels lineup that added Anthony Rendon to the heart of the order over the offseason.
Upton (knee) will make his spring debut Tuesday against the Reds, batting fifth and playing left field. Upton was shut down in mid-September due to patellar tendinitis. With over a month until Opening Day, he should still have plenty of time to get ready for the regular season. The veteran will look to rebound from an injury-filled 2019 campaign in which he hit .215/.309/.416 in just 63 games.
Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports. The procedure is meant to promote healing in Upton's ailing right knee. The 32-year-old was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis last week and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. He should be at full strength when spring training opens in 2020.
Upton (knee) will not play again this season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Upton underwent an MRI on his ailing right knee Wednesday and was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis. He'll have a PRP injection next week and should be able to return at full strength for spring training. Brian Goodwin, Taylor Ward and Michael Hermosillo are options to start in left field in Upton's absence.
Upton (knee) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Upton has been nursing a knee issue over the last few days, though the Angels have yet to reveal his diagnosis, even after he underwent an MRI. He'll continue to be considered day-to-day until further notice.