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Reports: Tigers, Upton agree to six-year deal

Posted: 9:37 PM, Jan 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-19 08:43:34-05

The Tigers payroll just got a lot bigger.

Justin Upton has signed a six-year, $132.75 million deal with Detroit, according to reports. 

The 28-year old reportedly met with Brad Ausmus and Al Avila last Friday. USA Today's Bob Nightengale writes the Tigers manager and general manager flew to Phoenix last week before agreeing to terms with Upton on Monday night.

Last season, Upton hit .251 with 26 home runs and 81 RBI in 150 games with San Diego. 

Upton, a three-time All-Star, joins an outfield that includes J.D. Martinez and the newly re-acquired Cameron Maybin. 

Upton's signing adds to a busy offseason for general manager Al Avila. The Tigers have added starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey, bullpen arms Mark Lowe and Francisco Rodriguez, and outfielder Cameron Maybin to their roster.

Brad Galli is an Sports Anchor and Reporter at WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli