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Angels Get Tough News With Latest Justin Upton Injury Update

David Kaestle
Justin Upton is heading to the IL.
Justin Upton is heading to the IL. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Angeles are in the midst of another disappointing season, despite having the soon-to-be AL MVP on their roster in Shohei Ohtani. Originally predicted to contend for the AL West title this year, the Angels season has gone downhill since losing Mike Trout to injury. Trout, who most likely will soon be shut down for the year, was a massive loss, and now the Angels will have to deal with another one.

The team announced it will be placing Justin Upton on the IL with a right lumbar strain. Overall, Upton has been disappointing this season, but he still remains a key piece in that lineup.

Justin Upton Injury Update

Upton is slashing .211/.296/.409 in 2021, and has seen his play decrease over the past few weeks with this injury and the emergence of young outfielders Brandon Marsh and Jo Adell.

Sitting 9.0 games back in the AL West, an already near impossible task just got that much more difficult.

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