Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/14/12
Late Friday night, I tweeted, "Justin Upton could have been perfect for the Athletics. The problem: They're on his no-trade list." Correction: The Athletics were on Upton's no-trade list. They no longer are, according to sources with knowledge of his contract. Upton is permitted to block trades to four teams per season, according to the six-year, $51.25 million extension he signed with the D-backs in March 2010. When the Diamondbacks discussed Upton in trades during the 2010-11 offseason, the four teams he could veto were the Athletics, Royals, Indians and Tigers. But he is permitted to change the list every year. Three of his four teams are now different, sources said. One of his additions was the Yankees, as first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney. The identities of the other teams are not known. So, back to the original premise: The Athletics might not be as perfect for Upton as I originally thought. But you can bet that their general manager, Billy Beane, will at least explo...
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