Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Tigers Reach 6-Year Deal with Justin Upton

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Tigers Reach 6-Year Deal with Justin Upton

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TIGERS REACH 6-YEAR DEAL WITH JUSTIN UPTON: A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year contract with free-agent outfielder Justin Upton.

The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. The deal is pending a physical, and Upton can opt out after two seasons. The 28-year-old Upton gives the Tigers another powerful bat in the middle of the lineup and fills a need in the outfield after Detroit traded slugger Yoenis Cespedes at the deadline last year. Upton hit .251 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs for the San Diego Padres last season.

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