Tigers land slugger Justin Upton with six-year deal, reports say

Baseball The Tigers and free-agent outfielder Justin Upton agreed Monday to a six-year contract. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported the pact is worth $132.75 million.Upton can opt out of the deal after two seasons, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported. The contract also includes a partial no-trade clause, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. MORE: 10 story lines to watch for 2016 | Astros dark horse in Cespedes raceUpton, who hit .251 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs last season with the Padres, will provide a sizeable upgrade in left field for Detroit over Anthony Gose and Tyler Collins. The 28-year-old has hit 17 or more home runs in each season since 2009 and also provides plus defense. Each team in the AL Central has improved this offseason, but

none more so than the Tigers, who have also added pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Pelfrey and center fielder Cameron Maybin.Upton will likely bat sixth behind Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez, giving the Tigers one of the most potent lineups in baseball.