Sources: Pirates emerging as serious contender for Upton
Arizona Diamondbacks' right fielder Justin Upton is quite the hot commodity these days. As the trade deadline draws closer, teams' interest in acquiring the 24-year-old's services is heating up.
ESPN's Jayson Stark tweeted Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates could be emerging as a frontrunner in the Upton sweepstakes.
#Pirates so serious about Justin Upton they're sending signals they could include Starling Marte in an Upton deal -- but not Cole or Taillon— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 15, 2012
FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi also tweeted of the Pirates' interest in Upton.
The Pirates have long been linked as a possible suitor for Upton and have the pieces that could entice General Manager Kevin Towers to make a deal, if that's the road he chooses to take.
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