Justin Upton trade rumors: Kevin Towers 'in no rush' to do deal

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Diamondbacks aren't pushing Justin Upton out the door, contrary to popular belief.

With the general managers' meeting taking place in California this week, many pundits thought Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers would make a big move involving Justin Upton.

Towers says that's not the case, according to Nick Piecoro, saying he's in no hurry to make a deal happen.

Arizona was a disappointment last year after making the playoffs as NL West champions back in 2011. Upton was at the center of that season, belting 31 home runs and knocking in 88 runs with a .289 average.

However, his production tailed off in 2012, with only 17 blasts and 67 RBI, which included a miserable start to the campaign.

Upton is incredibly athletic and only 25 years old, but the Diamondbacks are widely believed to be in the market for an infielder or some pitching help. Considering the depth in the outfield, Upton is one of the candidates to be moved in order to fill those spots, especially with the haul he would bring in return.

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