According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Diamondbacks are engaged in active trade discussions regarding Justin Upton.
Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said during a radio appearance last month that Upton was "highly likely" to return in 2013, but that hasn't stopped general manager Kevin Towers from shopping him. The Diamondbacks are in the market for a shortstop, so Rosenthal speculates that Upton could be flipped in a deal for Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus. If the D-Backs trade Upton, they will move ahead with Gerardo Parra, Jason Kubel and Adam Eaton in their outfield. Upton, 25, will make $9.75 million next season and $14.25 million in 2014 and 2015.