The Justin Upton rumors are growing. The Pirates are interested too.

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Yesterday we heard that Orioles are interested in Justin Upton (or could settle for Carlos Gomez). Today Jon Morosi of Fox adds that the Pirates could be in on that Upton action as well:

The Mercer stuff is based on this earlier report, of course. But really, if they have a bad bat/good glove infielder to cover for Mercer they could add Upton and put him in front of Gregory Polanco, who has hit a paltry .241/.318/.344 this year.

Upton is a free agent after this season and the Padres are unlikely to sign him so they’re clearly willing to send him to a club that’ll use him as a rental.