5 years ago

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the Rangers offered Mike Olt to the Braves for Andrelton Simmons.

The Rangers are reluctant to trade Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar to the Diamondbacks for Justin Upton, so they attempted to acquire Simmons and flip him to Arizona. However, the Braves weren't interested. The Diamondbacks want Simmons, so the Braves could have a match for Upton if they wanted, but they are expected to keep their young shortstop.