Upton (back) was transferred to 60-day injured list Thursday. Upton has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, so this move comes as little surprise. He'll end his campaign with a .211/.296/.409 line, though he did manage to launch 17 homers across 361 plate appearances.
Upton (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2021 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Upton was placed on the 10-day injured list at the beginning of September due to a right lumbar strain, and he hasn't progressed quickly enough to play again this year. With the Angels firmly out of the playoff race, the team likely saw no need to push the veteran outfielder to play again in 2021. Upton finishes the season with a .211/.296/.409 slash line, 17 home runs, 41 RBI, four stolen bases and 47 runs scored in 90 games.
Upton was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right lumbar strain. The back injury kept Upton out of action Saturday and will now put him on the shelf until Sept. 14 at the earliest. It's unclear whether the 33-year-old will be back when eligible or if he'll require a more extended stay on the IL. Juan Lagares figures to get frequent starts in the corner outfield positions while Upton is out.
Upton (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers. Upton was scratched from Saturday's lineup with back pain and is omitted from the starting nine once again. It's unclear whether he's available off the bench Sunday, or if manager Joe Maddon is giving him the day off altogether to rest and potentially be ready for Monday's series finale. Jo Adell is starting in left field, with Juan Lagares getting the nod in right.
Upton was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Rangers after he experienced back pain during pregame warmups. Upton was removed from the lineup minutes before first pitch Saturday due to his back injury. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen.