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Cubs, Diamondbacks Discussed Justin Upton

The Cubs and the Diamondbacks recently discussed the feasibility of a trade involving right fielder Justin Upton, two major league sources told Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com.  According to both sources, the Diamondbacks asked for two-time All-Star Starlin Castro in return for Upton and were rebuffed.  Theo Epstein & Co. decided that the asking price was too high and cut off talks.

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers has an obvious surplus of talent in the outfield but he has made it clear that he wants quality in return for Upton, Jason Kubel, or anyone else.  Meanwhile, the asking price for Upton may not be the only hurdle to overcome in a deal involving the Cubs.  The Cubs are on the 25-year-old's no-trade list, along with the Blue Jays, Red Sox, and Mariners.  Upton invoked his limited no trade privileges in order to block a deal to Seattle earlier this winter.

Upton has three years remaining on his deal and is owed $38MM over that span.  Despite the lofty price tag that Towers has put on Upton, the club is still reportedly intent on moving him.








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