The Cubs and Diamondbacks recently discussed “the
feasibility” of a trade that would have sent outfielder Justin Upton from
Arizona to Chicago in exchange for prospects, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN
The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks recently
discussed the feasibility of a trade that would have sent right fielder Justin
Upton to the Cubs, according to two major league sources.
According to Levine’s sources, the Diamondbacks asked the
Cubs for shortstop Starlin Castro in exchange for Upton. Not surprisingly,
Chicago had no interest in trading their talented 22-year-old shortstop for a
25-year-old right fielder.
The Cubs have been active on several high-profile players
this offseason, including right-hander Anibal Sanchez before he re-signed with
the Detroit Tigers. They have already added right-hander Edwin Jackson on a
Arizona continues to say it will entertain offers for Upton,
but the club isn’t willing to simply give away the right fielder. Still, considering
they had a deal in place which Upton vetoed, it would appear the slugger will
be on the move before the winter’s through.
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