Found December 12, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Now that the Arizona Diamondbacks have filled what they consider to be their areas of need through yesterday’s three-team trade, general manager Kevin Towers told reporters, including Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, that outfielder Justin Upton is “highly unlikely” to be traded this winter. Towers: "Highly unlikely" #DBacks trade Upton. Needs filled, better team with him. "At this point, I don't think that is going to happen." — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2012 During yesterday’s trade between the Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds that centered on Shin-Soo Choo, Drew Stubbs and Trevor Bauer, Arizona acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius, left-hander Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson. While they were shopping Upton throughout the start of the offseason, the Diamondbacks made it clear that they were seeking a young shortstop in return. They have now acquired a young shortstop in Gregorius without dealing Upton, meaning they are more comfortable moving forward with the talented slugger on their roster. Several teams, including the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers, have been tied to Upton this winter. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";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') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

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