Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona Open to Trading Justin Upton

Over the summer and entering the offseason, it appeared the Arizona Diamondbacks would be trading outfielder Justin Upton. However, rumors cooled as teams were reportedly unable or unwilling to reach Arizona’s asking price. Now, following the Diamondbacks’ signing of outfielder Cody Ross, the team is “very much open” to talking about trading Upton with interested clubs, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Following the signing of Ross, the Diamondbacks were expected to move one of their extra outfielders; with the most likely candidates were Upton and Jason Kubel. At this point, Olney has spoken with officials who are convinced the team will trade Upton, not Kubel, this winter.

Olney adds that the Diamondbacks have viewed the Seattle Mariners as a possible landing spot for Upton. The Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves have also been tied to the slugger this offseason.

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