>>White Sox, Yankees Make Monster Trade
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are involved in another monster trade. Chicago is sending infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees in exchange for a package that includes the top prospect, Blake Rutherford. The Sox just shipped starting pitcher Jose Quintana to the Cubs last week.
>>Dodgers Blank White Sox As Kershaw Wins 15th
(Chicago, IL) — Clayton Kershaw outdueled Miguel Gonzalez as the Dodgers shut out the White Sox 1-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Cody Bellinger singled in the game’s only run in the first inning. Gonzalez gave up one run in six frames to fall to 4-and-9. Chicago has lost five in-a-row and eight of its last nine games.
>>Cubs Cut Down Braves
(Atlanta, GA) — The Cubs improved to 5-and-0 since the All-Star break with a 5-1 win over the Braves. Willson Contreras hit a three-run homer and Javier Baez belted a solo shot for Chicago. John Lackey tossed five innings of one-run ball to improve to 6-and-9. The game was delayed for two-and-a-half hours due to rain.
>>Wacha Pitches Cards Past Mets
(Flushing, NY) — Michael Wacha tossed a three-hit shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Mets 5-0 in New York. He struck out eight and walked only one en route to improving to 7-and-3. Wacha went the distance for the first time in his career.
>>White Sox Calling Up Moncada
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are calling up one of the top prospects in baseball. Third baseman Yoan Moncada is heading to Chicago with his position now open after the big trade. Moncada was the headline piece Chicago got in return from the Red Sox for Chris Sale. He’s hitting .285 with 12 homers, 36 RBI and 17 stolen bases at Triple-A this season.
>>Astros’ Correa Out With Thumb Injury
(Houston, TX) — An All-Star for the American League-leading Astros is going on the shelf. Shortstop Carlos Correa will miss six-to-eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Correa is hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI in 84 games this season.
>>Bears’ Rookies Report For Camp
(Lake Forest, IL) — Rookies for the Bears are getting a head start on training camp. The rookies will report to Halas Hall today. Veterans aren’t required to be in camp until next Wednesday. Chicago’s first full-team practice of camp is a week from tomorrow.
>>Spurs Finalizing Deal With Ginobili
(San Antonio, TX) — Manu Ginobili is returning for a 16th NBA season. ESPN reports the Spurs are finalizing a one-year contract with the soon-to-be 40-year-old. The four-time NBA champion has spent his entire 15-year career in San Antonio.