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Justin Upton Rumors: Blue Jays Interested in Upton

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 07:  Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks warms up on deck during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on July 7, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 07: Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks warms up on deck during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on July 7, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Blue Jays are "one of the teams interested" in Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, and they’re deep enough in prospects to "pull off a blockbuster," reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

The Jays are one of the teams interested in Upton, sources say, and they’re deep enough in prospects to pull off a blockbuster. But Anthopoulos, as always, is operating on multiple fronts, pursuing numerous players and willing to listen on all of his own.

Rosenthal adds that Upton seems to fit the mold of "distressed assets," something he says Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos "specializes in acquiring." Rosenthal lists current Blue Jays’ players shortstop Yunel Escobar and center fielder Colby Rasmus as examples.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed interest in Upton, though Rosenthal says the Diamondbacks don’t currently "see a fit."

Buster Olney of ESPN has spoken with officials who are convinced the Diamondbacks with trade Upton.

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