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MLB Trade Rumors: Justin Upton Unlikely To Be Dealt, Diamondbacks Say

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CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 18:  Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks swings at a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 18, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 18: Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks swings at a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 18, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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It appears that Justin Upton isn't headed anywhere after all. Diamondbacks team president Derrick Hall says there's "close to a 100 percent chance" Upton will remain in Arizona after the trading deadline.

"I would be completely shocked if anything were to happen in-season," Hall told ESPN.com. "You have a better chance of moving a star-caliber player like Justin in the offseason, when teams know exactly where they finished and where they're heading, and they can get more creative.

"We'll field all proposals and conversations. You never know. But I would be surprised if anything happens in the offseason, either."

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers unsurprisingly confirms his boss' statement, and also adds that Arizona probably won't trade Stephen Drew, either, unless the team takes a dive in the standings.

Via SuperBaes in the comments.