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Trade deadline passes without further action from White Sox

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Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are staying put, as are non-core players

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Somebody keep tabs on Zach Duke. He might have survivor's guilt.

The White Sox did not make any further moves by today's 3 p.m. deadline. Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are staying put, which is one thing. But so are the guys on Duke's tier -- Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, James Shields, etc. -- which is another. They weren't enough to tip the scales for the White Sox this season, and they're going to hold less trade value from here on out, so I don't know why everybody's still around.  It wasn't weird to start with Duke, but it sure was strange to end there.

Considering all the other action around baseball, it's possible the White Sox don't really know how to sell even if they wanted to. But hey, at least they gave us Charlie Tilson, and it appears he'll be getting run in center field immediately, as the White Sox announced that J.B. Shuck has been optioned to Charlotte.

Noteworthy trades:

The last one is confusing, if only because the Twins are the only team buying from the cellar. It'd be funny if the White Sox' putrid effort against Nolasco on Friday is what allowed the Twins to upgrade that rotation spot.