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 Posted: Sun Apr 9th, 2017 11:11 pm
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Melvin Upton Jr. appears to have found a new home in the National League, as the 32-year-old reportedly agreed to a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants, according to's Mark Feinsand.

Upton, who became a free agent Sunday when he was released by the Toronto Blue Jays, is expected to report to the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, according to Feinsand.

He struggled to find his bat in spring training with the Blue Jays, slashing .194/.216/.472 in 36 exhibition at-bats. Unwilling to name Upton to their Opening Day roster, Toronto wasn't able to find a trade partner for the struggling outfielder, opting to release him instead.

Once his new deal is finalized, it will be the second time in three seasons that Upton will ply his trade in California. The veteran played 179 games with the San Diego Padres from 2015-16 before being traded to the Blue Jays last July.

In 12 seasons, he has slashed .243/.321/.402 with 164 home runs in stints with the Blue Jays, Padres, Atlanta Braves, and Tampa Bay Rays.