July 15, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton (10) throws his bat after striking out against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has the ability to block trades to four teams, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, reports Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton can block trades to four teams, major league sources told FOXSports.com: the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
Rosenthal and Morosi add that players tend to include high-revenue teams on their no-trade clause list, "thinking that those organizations are better positioned to offer financial inducements in an effort to convince the player to waive the clause."
Will the Diamondbacks trade Upton this summer?