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White Sox welcome back Sale 'with open arms'

White Sox ace Chris Sale will be welcomed back from suspension with open arms, according to his teammates.

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How Rich Hill turned around his career

How did veteran lefty Rich Hill turn things around after years of injuries and poor performances? As Eno Sarris writes, tweaks to how and where he throws the ball have given his career new life.

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David Ortiz's retirement tour: One last trip to Anaheim

David Ortiz's first home run with the Red Sox was against the Angels. It wasn't his only memorable hit against the team. We look at some others.

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Closers best at cleaning up their own messes

Which closers are best at getting themselves out of a jam, even though they might have gotten themselves into one? Introducing the relief pitching 'heart-attack index.'

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How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The market seems to be focused almost exclusively on pitching right now. The supply is picking up w/ a few teams in the middle pack willing to sell (CWS, KC, NYY, PIT). Not much action at all w/ position players outside of Reddick and Lucroy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers "reengaged" the Mets today regarding a trade for catcher Jonathan Lucroy, although no deal is considered close, Foxsports.com reported. Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that any initial proposal was dead on arrival.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Highly regarded Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Binghamton with what the organization initially labeled lower-body soreness. Rosario was hitting .354/.405/.525 in 26 games since a promotion from Class A St. Lucie.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia told Terry Collins he wanted to pitch Thursday despite his recent workload. Familia reacts after suffering a second straight blown save in a 2-1 loss to the Rockies.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom reacts to tossing seven scoreless innings against the Rockies and again not getting much run support. He threw two times off a mound between starts to try to get back on track after lasting only 3 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he knew Yoenis Cespedes would be intentionally walked when he sent him up to pinch hit with two in scoring position and none out in the seventh.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jeurys Familia came to the staff and wanted to pitch today. Collins suggested it should not have even been a save situation. The Mets should have driven in more runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain expected at Wrigley Field this afternoon but it should move out by game time as the Cubs and Sox play their 2016 finale.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It's no surprise Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to go with 8 righties in his lineup when his team takes on Chris Sale on Thursday night. Matt Szczur will start in left field while Ben Zobrist is in right. Anthony Rizzo is the lone lefty in the lineup as left handers are hitting just .189 off Sale this year. Righties are hitting .221.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants, Nationals, Cardinals and Indians continue to prioritize bullpen help as top trade targets while Orioles, Marlins, Rangers, Pirates doing the same with starting pitching

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

According to one GM the Dodgers are "in" on almost every part of the trade market from top starters Sale and Archer to top relievers Davis and Miller to top bats like Bruce and Cargo and will certainly be an interesting team to watch as the Monday deadline approaches.

John Kruk @JohnKruk_ESPN

One more question, if the Yankees decide to trade Andrew Miller who gets him and what team needs him the most?