Upton remains with Rays after waiver claim

Upton remains with Rays after waiver claim

Upton remains with Rays after waiver claim
B.J. Upton remains with the Rays after being placed on waivers and claimed by an unknown team, Marc Topkin of tampabay.com reported Monday.

The window for that team to strike a deal with the Rays has expired. There was speculation that the Nationals or Indians put in the claim.

Roger Mooney of Tampa Bay Online reported on Saturday that Upton feels it is possible he won't be back with the Rays next season, regardless of what happened with the waiver claim. Upton is arbitration-eligible this offseason.

"I hope [I won't be traded], but I don't see why I wouldn't be with all the talks at the [non-waiver Trade] Deadline, and with this [waiver claim]. I don't see why there wouldn't be that possibility," Upton told Mooney. "I don't want to go anywhere, but if that's what they want to do, it's out of my hands."

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.