Upton claimed on waivers, but deal unlikely
There was word late Friday that Rays CF B.J. Upton was claimed on waivers this week by an unknown team.
The Rays have until Monday afternoon to work a trade or pull him back, though it appears as of now that a deal is unlikely.
The Nationals have been considered most interested and could be the claimants, assuming Upton got by AL teams. Teams routinely put most of their players on waivers at this of year and pull them back when claimed.