Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona Hoping to Trade Justin Upton or Jason Kubel

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and the team wants to deal one of the two players “sooner rather than later,” according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Upton has been the Diamondbacks’ outfielder garnering most of the offseason spotlight, but Olney adds that Arizona feels like they have a good chance at “getting suitable value” for Kubel, should they decide to trade him.

The Diamondbacks currently have four starters in their outfield, including Upton, Kubel, Cody Ross and Gerardo Parra. Arizona also has young outfield candidates such as Adam Eaton waiting in the wings. For this reason, it appears the club will trade one of their extra outfielders before the start of spring training.

Upton is the bigger name because of his age, 25, and impressive track record, .278/.357/.475. However, teams are also expressing interest in Kubel as a one-year option with a relatively affordable contract.

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