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Arizona is talking with teams about Justin Upton.
UPDATE: Nov. 8
The Rays are also showing interest in Upton, but first they need his brother B.J. to reject his qualifying offer, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Several rival executives view the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays as the teams most interested in Upton, but the Rays would need free-agent center fielder B.J. Upton to reject their qualifying offer before they make any move —they could not afford the salaries of both Uptons. B.J., though, is attracting strong interest, and almost certainly will reject the Rays’ offer by Friday’s deadline.
The Rays do have organizational depth to provide the Diamondbacks with young pieces in return. But, Arizona believes it can contend in the Western Division, so the Rays will need to come with MLB-ready pieces.
According to the report, the Braves don't seem to be interested in Upton, even though there is a hole in left field.
As for the Rangers, the Diamondbacks want Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar (per Joel Sherman).
However, the Rangers aren't willing to include either in a deal, which should all but end trade discussions between the two teams.
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Could Justin Upton be moving from the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason?
According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are trying to trade Upton.
Ken Kendrick, the team's managing general partner, told a Phoenix radio station in October that Upton was "highly likely" to return.
Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are "80-20."
Among the teams who could bring in Upton are the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves.
The Rangers could use shortstop Elvis Andrus to entice the Diamondbacks, as shortstop seems to be a position of need in Arizona. And, get this, the Rangers are looking for a left fielder, especially if Josh Hamilton signs elsewhere.
The Braves are another possibility with all of the young pitching they have in their organization and their need for a left fielder.
Stay tuned on this one.