The Atlanta Braves' pursuit of Arizona outfielder Justin Upton picked up steam Wednesday, with the Diamondbacks fearing they can't land a bigger package of players than the Braves' trade offer that centers on pitching prospect Julio Teheran, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
After a proposed deal with the Seattle Mariners fell apart on Jan. 10 when Upton blocked the trade, the Diamondbacks have been disappointed with the quality of options, according to a league source. The Texas Rangers, who are not on Upton's no-trade list, have not made another offer since the Diamondbacks rejected a proposal before the Seattle deal.
Whether it's Upton or Jason Kubel, the Diamondbacks are pushing hard to deal an outfielder and lessen their current glut, another source said. Currently they have five starting-caliber outfielders – Upton, Kubel, free-agent signing Cody Ross, Gerardo Parra and prospect Adam Eaton – and while Baltimore has shown interest in Kubel, the Diamondbacks are more inclined to dealRead More »from Braves-D'backs trade talks for Justin Upton could fall apart over prospects