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Paul Sullivan: Manny Machado's agent blasts 'inaccurate and reckless' reports as the White Sox's pursuit of the star continues

CHICAGO - The White Sox repeatedly warn fans not to believe every rumor they hear concerning the team's offseason pursuits.

Just a few days ago, a source denied an ESPN report saying the Sox had offered Manny Machado a contract of eight years, instead of seven, to play on the South Side.

But the Sox can't stop rumors from spreading like wildfire, and on Wednesday came another ESPN report: The seven-year offer was for $175 million - an average annual value of $25 million.

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