If you are keeping track, the Angels have already lost one main player - Andrew Heaney - for opening day. Now, after Justin Upton colliding with the left field wall, he is set to miss some time as well.
#Angels GM Billy Eppler says Justin Upton is “probably” going to start the year on the DL. They are still waiting on more info to determine how long he’ll be out. He hurt his big toe running into the wall Sunday.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) March 26, 2019
Fletcher corrected his tweet to say “IL” the new term that MLB is used this year for those who are injured.
This certainly puts the Angels in a bit of a scramble and almost assuredly cements Peter Bourjos into the opening day lineup.
The question remains who will be the 4th outfielder. Two options the Angels have are calling up someone like Jarrett Parker OR rolling with David Fletcher who can play some outfield and rolling with an extra infielder.
I hate to be right with something like this but as soon as Upton went for that ball I said “he’s done for a while.” I guess when you are an Angels fan you expect those things. There is no timetable on his return.
The outlook for #Angels LF Justin Upton, who had MRI on big left toe today, doesn't seem good. "We're waiting for multiple opinions," MGR Brad Ausmus said. "We should know more tomorrow. He's not moving real good right now."— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 26, 2019