Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days ago, one AL executive said he had "no idea what [Chris] Sale would cost, but would think it would be off the charts." No sense around the league that anything has changed. Expectation is the White Sox aren't prepared to accept anything less than a massive package for a 27-year-old ace with one of most team-friendly long-term contracts, regardless of his disagreements with the team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced the signing of free-agent safety Vinnie Sunseri on Sunday. The 6-foot, 210-pound Sunseri was a 2014 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints who played in 9 games as a rookie before a broken arm ended his first year in the NFL. Then he missed the entire the 2015 season with a knee injury sustained in the preseason finale. In his senior season at Alabama, Sunseri tore his ACL, so injuries the last three years have added up. The Saints released him in April and he will compete for a core special teams role in New England.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots announce the signing of safety Vinnie Sunseri, a 2015 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints. He played nine games last year before landing on IR. Released by Saints on April 25. Patriots now have 1 open roster spot.

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That's Red Sox, not Red Shirts

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Lineup: Red Sox (54-41) vs. Twins (37-60)

  • 1. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. Hanley Ramirez, DH (R)
  • 5. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 6. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 7. Travis Shaw, 1B (L)
  • 8. Bryce Brentz, LF (R)
  • 9. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
  • Daily notes

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce right-hander Joe Kelly has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and struggling right-hander Heath Hembree has been optioned.

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Watson leads tired Revs to 1-0 win

Playing their third game in eight days, the Revolution beat the Fire 1-0 on Saturday courtesy of a late Je-Vaughn Watson strike.

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Red Sox fall apart against cellar-dwelling Twins

A struggling David Price and a faulty bullpen were the reasons why the Boston Red Sox dropped a second straight game to the woeful Minnesota Twins.

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Heath Hembree optioned to Pawtucket

The right-hander allowed a run on three hits on Saturday and hasn't pitched a clean inning in his last five outings. "He's not a confident pitcher right now," manager John Farrell said. A replacement for Hembree wasn't announced, but RHP Joe Kelly "is definitely in play," per Farrell.

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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)

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