Perry Minasian apparently has a hair trigger when it comes to veteran players in their final year. The news broke this morning that Justin Upton has been designated for assignment. It seems unlikely that anyone will pay him the $28 Million so he likely will become a free agent. It looks like the Angels will roll with Mike Trout, Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, and Taylor Ward as their outfielders this season. Good Perry idea or bad Perry idea?
The linked article says, and I quote, “He’s also been working out at first base this spring.” I guess that all depends on what you mean by “working out.”
In a corresponding move, Ty Buttrey is back. I’m a fan of this part. If Buttrey can keep his head in the game he is a solid reliever. For now, he is on the 40 man roster and assigned to AAA.