Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers told reporters that a trade of Justin Upton is now "highly unlikely" now that they have filled their other needs, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Those needs were filled in tonight's blockbuster three-team deal that saw Arizona acquire shortstop Didi Gregorius, left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp, and first baseman Lars Anderson.
Upton has been featured prominently in trade rumors this offseason with a number of suitors in the mix. Lately, it appeared that the Rangers were the most aggressive of the bunch and discussed three- and four-team scenarios to land the outfielder. Instead, Texas saw a different multi-team blockbuster likely block their pursuit of Upton.