Favoritessettings

play0:48
Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports
3hBuster Olney

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.

Darryl Norenberg/USA TODAY Sports
48mJim 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.

play
Yankees 'nearing finish line' on Chapman trade (0:50)
play
On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)
EPA/John G Mabanglo
1hBradford Doolittle

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.

play
Nathan ready to help the Cubs (0:59)
play
On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
play2:32
Al Bello/Getty Images
16mDavid Schoenfield

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.

play
Monster night for Story (0:48)
play
Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod's accomplishments (0:41)
ESPN Illustration
20h

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.

play0:59
USA TODAY Sports
3dJim Bowden

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.

ESPN Illustration
2d

#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?

Now

Piazza's post-911 homer captures a nation

Look back as Mike Piazza hit an emotional home run during the first game back in New York after the tragic events of 9/11.

play0:39

Piazza's memorable career moments

With Mike Piazza's enshrinement in the MLB Hall of Fame complete, review the legendary catcher's journey from a long shot to a well-known major league presence. Career timeline

Sporting News/Getty Images

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Four straight Yankee hits and Jeff Samardzija's day is over after 5 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius' rope double to deep center adds another run for a 5-0 New York lead.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

For the third straight day against the Mets, Ichiro Suzuki had a late-game pinch-hitting opportunity. This time, Ichiro struck out against Hansel Robles. He is 0-for-3 in the series and remains at 2,996 career MLB hits. He is bidding to become the 30th major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro, RBI single to left. Yankees 4, Giants 0 in the sixth.

Griffey's Hall of Fame career timeline

Look back at some of Ken Griffey Jr.'s most memorable moments over the course of his MLB career. Legacy of "The Kid"

Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Bizarre start for Cubs starter Jon Lester. He's allowed five stolen bases in two innings to match a career high. In the second, he needed five outs after two runners reached on errant strikeout pitches. And yet, Brewers lead is just 2-0.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Ramiro Pena dives to his left and starts a highlight-worthy 4-6-3 double play off Jacoby Ellsbury's scorching grounder, but Aaron Hicks scores to make it 3-0 Yankees in the sixth.

ESPN @espn

That time Jason Varitek introduced A-Rod to his mitt, and the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry got physical — again: es.pn/2a6zlxZ

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Not a single player drafted after Piazza in the 1988 MLB draft played in even one MLB game. Insane that Piazza is a Hall of Famer.

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."