Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton used the no-trade clause in his contract to reject a proposed deal that would have sent him to the Seattle Mariners, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.
Being on the rumor mill is a way of life for some players, but that doesn't make it an enjoyable experience.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Wednesday that it's "unlikely" the team will trade right fielder Justin Upton this offseason, but it will not be for a lack of dialogue.
With baseball's hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on notable questions that will play out in the weeks ahead.
The clock is winding down for the Rays and B.J. Upton, who will be a free agent. But before it does, they both have some unfinished pennant race business.
Justin Upton, the subject of trade rumors, could very well be at a crossroads in terms of his future with the Diamondbacks.
Arizona Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said that there's "close to a 100 percent chance nothing happens" with Justin Upton between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Prince Fielder, who was booed Monday in Arizona, had quite the night Tuesday: He was named All-Star MVP and the Brewers made a big trade to acquire Francisco Rodriguez. All in all, a good night.
Playing for teams far out of playoff contention hasn't prevented several players from having noteworthy performances in '09.
Futures All-Star Justin Upton is determined to be as close as he can to a finished product when the D-backs decide he's ready.
A less-than-dominant Justin Verlander joined some undistinguished World Series company as the Tigers dropped Game 1.