REPORT: Upton Says ‘No’ To Mariners Trade
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(1090 The Fan) – The dream of the Mariners landing Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton isn’t likely going to happen after all.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says Arizona were in agreement with Seattle to ship the two-time All-Star, but Upton rejected the proposed deal.
League sources confirm the Mariners are one of the four teams on Upton’s “no-trade” list. ESPN.conm’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, and Boston Red Sox are the others on the list.
Two other teams interested in Upton are the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves — who signed his brother B.J. this winter.
Rosenthal says the D-Backs would have received a package of young prospects from the M’s, but the identities of the players in the axed trade are not known.
Upton, 25, hit .280/.355/.430 in 2012 and is under contract for $38.5 million over the next three years.
-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan
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