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Towers unable to pry Sale away in deal

Towers unable to pry Sale away in deal

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Arizona's Kevin Towers, the Angels' Jerry Dipoto and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn all seemed satisfied with the three-team trade announced on Tuesday.

But during a news conference at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Towers joked about another coveted White Sox player he was targeting.

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"Actually, Rick and I have been discussing [Adam Eaton] for some time, probably over the last month," Towars said. "He just needed to know if he had a direct fit at the time.

"If we would have talked about Mr. [Chris Sale], I imagine we might have been doing something directly. But I still can't get him to budge there."

Sale, the ace of the White Sox staff, and No. 2 starter Jose Quintana would take quite a haul to pry loose from the White Sox.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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