Latest on OF Market: Phils, D’Backs talk Lee/Upton?

Justin Upton 3 polaroidESPN reports the Phillies and D-Backs are discussing a swap of Cliff Lee for Justin Upton, however the Arizona Republic quickly responded saying ESPN’s report is way “off base,” as did Philadelphia GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

Nick Swisher prefers to sign with the Giants, but will wait for Josh Hamilton to sign first (CBS Sports).

It’s unlikely Swisher or Cody Ross will land in Boston, now that they’ve signed Shane Victorino (ESPN).

Josh Hamilton and the Rangers are getting close to a four-year deal (Fort Worth Star Telegram), although the Mariners still think they have a chance to sign him (CBS Sports).

The agents for Michael Bourn have met with the Mariners (CBS Sports). Seattle is also showing interest in trading for Jason Kubel (CBS Sports), who reports suggest could be moved as soon as tonight.