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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears the Chris Sale clubhouse incident was with front office staff.

Crasnick says the incident began with something "silly" and blew up into a bigger argument. It did not get physical, per a press release from the club, but the words exchanged were serious enough to cause the White Sox to scratch their ace from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers. Matt Albers is going to take the mound instead versus Detroit.
Jul 23 - 7:24 PM

Josh Reddick was scratched from the A's lineup on Saturday due to back soreness.

It sounds like a day-to-day type of thing. Reddick has posted a cool .295/.374/.433 batting line in 61 games this season and will be a big trade chip for the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver deadline. There is known to be interest from the Cubs.
Jul 23 - 7:19 PM

Diamondbacks pitching prospect Braden Shipley will be called up to make his major league debut Monday in Milwaukee.

Shipley will be filling in for Zack Greinke, who remains sidelined with an oblique injury. The former first-round draft pick (15th overall in 2013) has registered a 3.70 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 77/22 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Reno. It's not clear whether he'll get another turn after Monday.
Jul 23 - 7:15 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the White Sox are talking to teams about Chris Sale.

That's not exactly breaking news -- trade rumors have swirled around Sale for weeks -- but Passan's report is relevant because those discussions are ongoing even after the ace left-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers because of a pregame clubhouse incident. We don't have any details about that incident, only that it was non-physical and did not cause an injury. This could be a very busy night for Sale's Rotoworld profile.
Jul 23 - 6:59 PM

Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers because of a pregame "clubhouse incident."

Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field and the White Sox will start Matt Albers instead. Via a statement from the White Sox: "The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club. The White Sox will have no additional comment until the investigation is completed." Odd stuff.
Jul 23 - 6:50 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wilson has an ugly 5.22 ERA in 81 innings (13 starts, three relief appearances) this season at the major league level. He'll serve as a mop-up man.
Jul 23 - 6:45 PM

Orioles placed RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on the paternity leave list.

Jimenez was excused from the Orioles on Saturday with his wife going into labor. He'll be gone for 3-7 days. The right-hander hasn't pitched since July 8 anyway.
Jul 23 - 6:43 PM

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, Chris Sale is not believed to be ill.

There have been multiple conflicting reports since Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers. We're back to thinking a trade could be coming. Matt Albers is going to take the mound in Sale's place versus Detroit.
Jul 23 - 6:33 PM
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