Yesterday, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers told reporters that he spoke with Justin Upton about the trade rumors surrounding him and said that he would let him know if a deal is near. Could a trade for the outfielder be around the corner? Here's today's news on Upton with the latest up top..
- There's "nothing serious" with Upton, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Heyman also hears the Pirates are "probably not a fit" because they will not include Cole or Taillon.
- The Yankees are scouting the Diamondbacks and Cubs this weekend, tweets Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
- The Pirates have a scout watching Upton in Chicago this weekend, tweets Morosi.
- The Pirates are serious about Upton and are sending signals they could include Starling Marte in an Upton deal, but not Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, tweets Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.
- The Athletics were on Upton's no-trade list at one point but are no longer one of those four teams, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Yankees are now on his list but the other three clubs are not yet known. Oakland may not be a perfect fit for Upton but Rosenthal expects GM Billy Beane to inquire on him.