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MLB roundup: Sale's trade value unaffected by Saturday's rift

Even after Saturday's tantrum over throwback unis, White Sox ace Chris Sale will still command a king's ransom in any deal at the trade deadline.

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22mJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, 22-year-old Addison Russell is finding his groove on offense using patience and smarts.

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Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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Ranking MLB trade options at each position

Jim Bowden ranks the trade options at each position, finding a strong supply of relievers and outfielders but not starting pitchers and infielders.

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#MLBRank, Nos. 30-21: Mix of then and now

Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were two of five active players to appear from Nos. 30 to 21 in our #MLBRank survey. But where did they land among all-timers like Jackie Robinson and Jimmie Foxx?

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi is through six shutout innings. Normally Joe Girardi could turn to Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but he prefers not to use them. We'll see how the Yankees piece together these last nine outs with a 2-0 lead over the Giants.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

In regards to Adam Warren, who the Cubs optioned to Iowa to clear the way for Joe Nathan, Joe Maddon says the plan is for Warren to start at Triple-A. If the Cubs need a sixth starter, which Maddon says still could happen, Warren would likely be the guy.

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

"The only way I thought I would be here with you is if I bought a ticket." - Mike Piazza to Ken Griffey Jr.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Prospects if Aroldis Chapman ends up in Washington could include Ps Erick Fedde and Koda Glover, per Keith Law.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn would not reveal much about the private discussion between him and Chris Sale but did confirm that Sale did NOT request a trade: "At no point did he express the desire not to be a Chicago White Sock."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The throwback Chicago White Sox uniforms in question, though yesterday's were blue with white collars.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Most Times Using the DL This Season (Days lost): 1. Dodgers (23 players, 1,206 days). 2. Oakland (21, 1,059) 3. Rockies (20, 752).

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The Dodgers #1 pick the year they took Piazza as the last pick was Bill Bene. Never made majors, went to jail for selling unlicensed music.

OTD: Rodriguez vs. Varitek brawl

On July 24, 2004, Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch from Bronson Arroyo, which ignited A-Rod to have words with Jason Varitek and an eventual mitt to Rodriguez's face.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the start of the crosstown games against the White Sox Monday with a little extra gleam in his eye given recent developments on the South Side.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 7 hitter Mark Teixeira cranks one into the right-centerfield bullpen. His ninth homer. 2-0 Yankees in the second.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees DH/possible trade chip Carlos Beltran connects for his 21st homer in the first inning. He continues to take out of the No. 3 hole.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn declined to characterize the level of interest Chris Sale has generated on the trade market this far but he did indicate that he does not expect this incident to impact his value among any interested clubs.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox suspend pitcher Chris Sale five days for "violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment." GM Rick Hahn said that Sale will not be allowed around team until the expiry of his suspension. Hahn met with Sale to discuss the incident and both aired their grievances in the situation. Hahn said the team was "disappointed" with how it was handled but said that this will not affect Sale's value to the team "one iota."