PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers says it’s “highly unlikely” the team will trade outfielder Justin Upton or shortstop Stephen Drew this season.
Towers spoke to reporters before Tuesday night’s game against Colorado and explained that it was other clubs asking, not the Diamondbacks offering, that led to all the rumblings about Upton being dealt.
He says he has not seen any offer for either player that would make the Diamondbacks a better team, and he said Arizona still considers itself a winner contending for a playoff spot.
Drew is coming off a severe ankle injury and has a $10 million mutual option for next season. If the Diamondbacks opt out of the deal, Drew gets a $1.35 million buyout.