Report: "80% chance" Justin Upton gets traded
The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade star outfielder Justin Upton according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
The report states that this is the third time Arizona has attempted to ship Upton out of town. The first two times - once in 2010 and once this past July - were both unsuccesful. The sources in the report believe that this time, there is "an 80% chance" of Upton being traded.
Upton reportedly had a no-trade list last season, that included the Yankees, Red Sox, Indians and Cubs. The report states that the list has changed since last season.
Upton is under contract through the 2015 season. He hit .280 last season, with 17 hone runs and 67 RBI. Two years ago he had a career-high 31 home runs and 88 RBI.
The D-Backs have already traded outfielder Chris Young to the Oakland Athletics this offseason.