Originally written November 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton. Maybe the third time will be a charm. The Diamondbacks discussed moving Upton at the 2010 general managers' meetings and also before the July 31 non-waiver deadline last season. 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." The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a player such as the Rangers' Elvis Andrus. Upton, 25, is signed for $9.75 million next season, $14.25 million in 2014 and $14.5 million in 2015. His no-trade list last season consisted of four teams: the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. The list has since changed, a source sa...
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