Justin Upton injury update: Angels outfielder (toe) to miss 8-12 weeks

first_imgSo the Angels will be without the players who finished second and third in home runs for the team last year.The Angels do have other good bats in their lineup with Kole Calhoun, Zack Cozart, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons, but for a team that already relies a lot on Mike Trout, another loss to a big middle-of-the-order bat could be tough to overcome.Los Angeles’ rotation has a lot of question marks as well, as Andrew Heaney is expected to start the season on the injured list and ace Tyler Skaggs has never posted an ERA better than 4.02, so the lineup needs to be good. Related News The 31-year-old Upton hit 30 home runs and had a .808 OPS last season, with a team-leading 85 RBIs.Los Angeles will be without designated hitter Shohei Ohtani for at least the first month of the season and possibly longer as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Angels left fielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with an injured toe, the team announced Friday.Upton injured his left big toe running down a double in a game Sunday. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and had been expected to start the season on the injured list, but 8-12 weeks is longer than anyone expected. Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star playing catch for first time since Tommy John surgerylast_img read more