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MLB Trade Rumors: Braves among teams interested in Chris Sale

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Add the Braves to the list of teams that are interested in the White Sox’s Chris Sale.

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It is looking more and more likely that White Sox ace Chris Sale will be moved before the August 1 trade deadline. The Texas Rangers appear to be the front-runner but many teams are interested including the Atlanta Braves.

The AJC’s David O’Brien followed that up by confirming that preliminary discussions between the Braves and the White Sox have happened.

The Braves are in the middle of another lost season but are progressing in their rebuild and reportedly looking for help at the major league level for next season and beyond.

The asking price for Sale is reportedly very high and it is unknown whether or not the Braves would be willing to part ways with some of their top prospects. However, the team has made a huge effort at restocking the minor league system over the last couple of years in an effort to be ready for situations like this one. The timing however here, probably isn’t right.