Justin Upton rejects trade to Mariners

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, Justin Upton, who has been rumored to be traded soon now for the past three years has apparently rejected a trade that would have sent him to the Seattle Mariners.Ken Rosenthal@Ken_Rosenthal

Sources: #Dbacks‘ Justin Upton invoked his no-trade rights to reject a deal to the #Mariners. Story with @jonmorosimsn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/just…11 Jan 13

Upton has four teams on his no-trade list, the Mariners obviously being one of them. There is no word right now as to who the players being sent to Arizona were but a deal can always resurface. No-trade clauses have a tendency to be bought out or renegotiated and are used as leverage for more money or additional years being added to a contract.

Upton would have been a nice addition to an already crowded outfield, though not very good, and would have become one of the most talented players on the Mariners roster.

I’m sure we’ll hear plenty more details over the night and the rest of the week.

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