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MLB Trade Rumors: Rays Had Scouts Watching Nationals AAA Affiliate

These B.J. Upton rumors just won't seem to go away. It's been a few months now that we've been hearing that the Nationals are after the Rays centerfielder, and those rumors are heating up as the deadline approaches. Adding fuel to the fire is that the Rays have been allegedly scouting some of the Nationals minor league affiliates, according to a tweet from Joel Sherman.

had scout watching Triple-A team yest, more fuel that Wash is pushing for BJ Upton

There is no word on who the Rays could have been scouting, but the Nationals do have some talent at the AAA level that is potentially pretty close to the major leagues. If the Rays are going to accept anyone in exchange for Upton, it will probably be someone that is close to ready for major league action. We still have four more days until the trade deadline, we'll have to wait and see what happens.