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Yankees Trade Rumors: Justin Upton Can Block Deal To Yankees

Well, New York Yankees fans it looks like you can pretty much forget the team adding Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton via trade. The Diamondbacks have said the 24-year-old star outfielder is available for the right offer, and Upton might well be a fit for Yankee pinstripes. He can, however, block a deal to the Yankees tweets ESPN's Buster Olney. [via MLBTradeRumors]

As previously reported, the Yankees are expected to let right fielder Nick Swisher leave as a free agent at the end of this season. New York also faces the need to sign center fielder Curtis Granderson to a new deal following next season. Upton would provide the Yankees with a young, athletic outfielder who could help fill the void by the departures of one, or both, of those players.