PHOENIX For Justin Upton, trade talk appears over for this deadline season. For Stephen Drew, it may be just heating up.
"That's nice to hear," Upton said when told that Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said Thursday that discussions involving him were all but dead.
"He's a man of his word. I'm sure he wouldn't say that if it wasn't true. I enjoy playing with these guys. I enjoy playing here. But until July 31 is past, you can't count your chickens before they hatch. I have to keep my head on what's going on in this clubhouse and keep moving forward."
Upton added a punctuation mark with a two-run home run in the third inning, his first since June 27.
Drew has become the D-backs' most marketable commodity as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline approaches, and scouts from Detroit and others were at Chase Field on Friday to keep an eye on him. Atlanta also could be a candidate, since it has a need at shortstop and is near Drew's Hahira, Ga., home. The Tigers also appear...