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Rays Asking For A Haul In Potential B.J. Upton Trade

Yesterday Joel Sherman of the New York Post had mentioned to the surprise of many that the Royals were in the race to trade for disgruntled Rays outfielder B.J. Upton. Sherman is back today with another story stating that the Rays are "very serious" about moving Upton.

The Royals have the prospects to acquire Upton, but it appears that Upton is most likely heading towards the National League if he were to be traded as Sherman names the Nationals, Braves, Pirates, Reds, and Cardinals as having the most interest in Upton.

We'll continue to follow this rumor, however it appears the Royals were just checking in on what it would take to acquire Upton. The 26-year old who is struggling this year in Tampa Bay would have been a nice addition at a buy-low price, however with the Rays asking for the moon (and rightfully so) in return, hopefully Kansas City backs off their interest.