|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||8/25/1987|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 205 lbs|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 1|
Upton (knee) is starting in left field and hitting leadoff Tuesday against the Rockies, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Upton, who has been battling knee tendinitis throughout camp, has been cleared to make his long-awaited Cactus League debut Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, the outfielder should still have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day, with eight exhibition games scheduled beforehand.
Upton (knee) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Upton has been hitting in minor-league games over the last few days but will apparently be ready to play the field defensively Tuesday. The 31-year-old has been battling right knee tendinitis throughout spring training and could have as many as eight exhibition games to prepare for Opening Day on March 28.
Upton (knee) is out of the lineup for Saturday's exhibition against the Indians.
Upton hit in minor-league games Thursday and Friday, so he's presumably just getting Saturday off for rest before the Angels determine his next step. The veteran's bout with right knee tendinitis has prevented him from playing the outfield this spring, so if he is cleared to make his Cactus League debut Sunday versus the Padres, he would likely serve as the Angels' designated hitter.
Upton (knee) will serve as the designated hitter in a minor-league game again Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
It's the second straight day Upton will hit in a minor-league game, though he has yet to be cleared to play the field. The 31-year-old has not made his spring debut due to right knee tendinitis, and his status for Opening Day remains in question.
Upton (knee tendinitis) will play in a minor-league game Thursday as the designated hitter, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Upton was able to run the bases and shag fly balls Wednesday, so his ability to play in a "B" game suggests he experienced no renewed discomfort in his right knee in those activities. Obviously his knee isn't 100 percent, given that he will be the Angels' DH, but this is a good development nonetheless. He should be considered questionable for Opening Day.