Whatever is going on with Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton today at the Winter Meetings, it's being kept fairly under-wraps. You can check out our Upton post here, but let's get to other D'Backs chatter from the day.
- The Diamondbacks remain interested in free agent starter Brandon McCarthy, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. GM Kevin Towers said the team seeks "at least a solid number two" starter. He elaborated, "To me, it seems like some of the second-tier guys are kind of starting to be viewed as first-tier-type guys and being paid like first-tier guys, and I don't think we're willing to go there. That's why we're not talking to a lot of free agents in the way of pitching." (MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reporting).
- Towers seeks a right-handed-hitting backup catcher known more for defense, though the line of communication is open with Henry Blanco, writes Piecoro.
- Upton wasn't the player most inquired about during Towers' eight or nine meetings with other teams today, writes Gilbert.