Found January 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told reporters, including Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, that he is not going to accept less of a trade package for outfielder Justin Upton after the young slugger rejected a trade from the Seattle Mariners. Towers added that he’s in “no hurry” to trade Upton. "I'm not taking less," Towers said here in a brief interview at the Scouts Foundation dinner. "I'm in no hurry." The Diamondbacks and Mariners had agreed to a trade last week that would have sent Upton to Seattle in exchange for Taijuan Walker, Nick Franklin, Stephen Pryor and Charlie Furbush. However, Upton used his limited no-trade clause to block the deal. Now, Towers is saying that the Mariners’ deal should be viewed as a baseline, not a ceiling, for future trades. Most around the game considered Seattle’s proposal to be a steep overpay for Upton. Beyond the Mariners, Upton has been tied to the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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