Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton can block a trade to the Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox or Indians, according to a report from John Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal. However, that does not necessarily mean that Upton would be against a move to one of those teams:
It’s not known whether Upton would use the no-trade clause to block deals to those clubs. Often, players include high-revenue teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs in no-trade protection, thinking that those organizations are better positioned to offer financial inducements in an effort to convince the player to waive the clause.
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Upton, who hit 31 home runs in 2011, is hitting.264/.347/.388 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 2012.