GM: Justin Upton not untouchable

Updated: November 7, 2012, 10:41 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Wednesday it's "unlikely" the team will trade right fielder Justin Upton this offseason. But it won't be for a lack of dialogue.

Towers told reporters at the general managers' meetings that he's willing to engage in conversation if other teams approach him about Upton, the top overall pick in the 2005 draft and the player who has been identified for years as the central figure in the Diamondbacks' long-term plan.

"I'm ...

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