Justin Upton will be traded — it’s a question of whether the Diamondbacks make a deal now or over the winter, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported this morning. Upton, who can block trades to the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Indians, has drawn interest from many teams, including the Pirates, Blue Jays and Yankees. Here are the latest Upton-related rumors, with the most recent updates up top:
- Much of the interest in Upton is coming from non-contenders, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports. It’s becoming increasingly likely that the Diamondbacks will wait until the offseason to trade Upton.
- Though the Red Sox love Upton’s ability, they haven’t called the Diamondbacks about him, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets.