PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – With the trade deadline getting closer, the trade rumors are starting to swirl.

According to Fox Sports baseball writer Jon Morosi, the Pirates have interest in one of the biggest names being thrown around.

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The right-handed hitting Upton has played exclusively in the outfield throughout his career and is hitting .252 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI and 17 stolen bases this year. Upton was also named to the National League All-Star team.

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As Morosi points out though, the Pirates’ plans for an upgrade may be put on hold as they wait to evaluate the extent of shortstop Jordy Mercer’s leg injury, which he suffered during Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. You can read more about the injury here.

Be sure to stay tuned to 93.7 The FAN for all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Pirates and the upcoming trade deadline.

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