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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."

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Sale suspended for destroying team gear

White Sox suspend pitcher Chris Sale for five days and fine him an undisclosed amount for clubhouse incident before game against Detroit.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Chris Sale will not start tmrw, but that he does expect him to be available at some point during the upcoming series against the Chicago Cubs. Ventura hasn't spoken to him since incident and admitted that he may have some bridges to mend but said that's do-able and that Sale remains a respected leader. Ventura also alluded to this not being the first outburst for the 27-year-old ace: "We all know he's emotional." GM Rick Hahn also to address media shortly.

Sale's history of cutting up

Buster Olney says that the incident in which Chris Sale cut up the White Sox's throwback uniforms was not indicative of his relationship with management in Chicago.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The idea of flipping closer Aroldis Chapman has been in play since the Yankees acquired him from the Reds at a discount price this winter due to his domestic violence/gun incident. GM Brian Cashman felt like the price point had dropped where it was too good to pass up. By Aug. 1 and perhaps much earlier, Chapman is expected to be an ex-Yankee and Cashman is in position to receive better prospects than the four middling ones he gave to the Reds.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs' newest bullpen option Joe Nathan talk about going from rehab mode to the heat of a pennant race.

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Sale's history of cutting up

Buster Olney says that the incident in which Chris Sale cut up the White Sox's throwback uniforms was not indicative of his relationship with management in Chicago.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran reliever Joe Nathan has been activated by the Cubs. Righty Adam Warren has been optioned to AAA Iowa to clear a roster spot.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Told that the Chicago White Sox are not expecting Pitcher Chris Sale to be at the ballpark today. 3B Todd Frazier again declined to speak about the situation and also would not comment when asked whether players have any issues with the throwback uniforms. Both manager Robin Ventura and GM Rick Hahn are expected to address the media before today's game.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is my personal ranking on who has best chance of getting Aroldis Chapman 1. Cubs 2. Nats 3. Indians...then the rest of the field