Report: Upton’s no-trade list includes Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees

Jul 16, 2012, 4:01 PM | Updated: 8:52 pm

The Arizona Diamondbacks may very well trade right fielder
Justin Upton, but they’ll need his permission if they want
to
send him to the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs or Indians.

According to FoxSports.com, those are the four teams
on
the 24-year-old’s no-trade list.

It’s not known whether Upton would use the no-trade clause
to
block deals to those clubs. Often, players include high-
revenue teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs in no-
trade
protection, thinking that those organizations are better
positioned to offer financial inducements in an effort to
convince the player to waive the clause.

As it turns out, Upton’s agent Larry Reynolds told ESPN’s
Jim Bowden being on that list does not mean a trade would
not be a possibility.

Upton is hitting .264 on the season with just seven home
runs
and 37 RBI, looking nothing like the MVP candidate he was
last
season.

However, some teams may feel like he has room to improve,
and
his salary is reasonable enough to where even small-market
teams can afford him.

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