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49 Chris Sale SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/180 | Birthdate: 3/30/1989 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 96/84 | Average Draft Position: 12.70
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Chris Sale takes fielding practice with White Sox pitchers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale took pitchers' fielding practice with the rest of the staff on Saturday, per Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago.

Sale has been throwing simulated games and is nearing a comeback to game action after suffering a broken foot earlier in camp. 


White Sox SP Chris Sale could pitch in minors game in five days


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (foot), who threw a short bullpen on Wednesday, threw a 75-pitch simulated game on Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Sale is rehabbing from a broken foot, and called his outing a "big confidence builder." He could start in a minor-league game in approximately five days.

White Sox SP Chris Sale tosses short bullpen Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale threw a short bullpen session Wednesday as he continued to progress toward an April 12 debut, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Sale is rehabbing from a broken foot. He's tentatively scheduled to pitch three times in "game-like settings," with his first action expected to come in a simulated game Friday. He could also see time in a Cactus League game and one start in extended spring training before making his debut, if he continues to progress well.


White Sox's Chris Sale scheduled for bullpen on Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, followed by a simulated game on Friday, according to ESPN.

Sale, who is working his way back from a broken bone in his right foot, will likely miss the start of the season, but is targeting a mid-April return.

"Sale looked fantastic the last time we worked on the little field," pitching coach Don Cooper said. "We got him up and down four times and he looked really good to where I said, 'Man, if we don't hit any stumbling blocks after this, I think we’ve got the 12th. I think we're fine for his start in Chicago.'"


White Sox pitcher Chris Sale expected to throw simulated game Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is continuing to progress back on the field from a foot injury. Sale was able to perform on-field drills Monday and is expected to throw five innings with 75 pitches of a simulated game Friday, reports MLB.com.

"Today is a good day, just getting him back out with everybody on the field," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "He's not running around necessarily, but just to get him back out is good for his psyche.

"To get him off the mound, would be good, too, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow. I would say simulated to be able to control it and make sure he's not overextended as far as covering bases and things like that. Just to get him off the mound and see a hitter would be good."


Chris Sale does running on field for White Sox, feels like a player again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Chris Sale, out most of the spring with a fracture in his foot, is getting closer to a return. 

The White Sox pitcher was able to do on-field running on Monday. Sale said he enjoyed the chance to "feel like a real baseball player again," per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times.

Sale will do a bullpen session on Tuesday and pitch in some type of game situation--either real or simulated--on Friday. 


Chris Sale feels good after pitching White Sox BP, getting restless


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale said the he felt good a day after throwing batting practice.

Sale met with the media on Saturday morning and said his next step in returning from a right foot fracture would be doing mobility drills on Monday. 

"I could pitch right now," he said, per the Chicago Sun Times' Daryl Van Schouwen, "it's just the moving around part." 

Sale wants to face hitters in a game before the end of spring training, and he's getting restless waiting to return. "I've watched every episode of Breaking Bad in 18 days and I'm now starting to google knock-knock jokes," he said.


Chris Sale has bullpen session for White Sox, still on track


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Chris Sale continues to progress in his comeback from a right foot fracture. The left-handed pitcher threw a bullpen session on Friday, according to ESPN's Doug Padilla.

Sale was able to go full-out in his workout, and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he's on track to return. No return date was given for the return to the mound, however.


Danks, Sale put in work for White Sox


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) Injured White Sox pitchers John Danks and Chris Sale both threw Thursday, per the Chicago Sun-Times, as they work to get ready for the regular season. 

Danks, who is continuing to stretch out his shoulder, threw a four-inning, 60-pitch session as part of his standard workout routine. 

Sale, who is recovering from a fracture in his right foot, played catch and stretched his arm. He is scheduled for another workout session Friday. 


Carlos Rodon may not win spot in White Sox rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon , the third overall pick in last year's amateur draft, made his third start of the spring on Monday. 

Rodon had a shaky first inning, giving up two runs on a hit, two walks and a hit batter. After allowing a hit to start the second inning, he retired the final six batters he faced, striking out three and lowering his spring ERA to 6.14. He threw 49 pitches, 28 of them strikes, in the outing. 

Rodon took a rotation spot after Chris Sale went down with a foot injury in the spring. And, while Sale is expected to miss at least a few starts in the opening weeks of the season, Rodon may not be the one to fill the spot.

Veteran RHP Brad Penny , who has a 3.52 ERA this spring, may get the call instead, because the White Sox don't want to send Rodon back down after Sale returns to the rotation.

“The last thing you want is: bring him up when he’s not ready just to throw him into a game and send him back down,” manager Robin Ventura told JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago. “But a guy like him, he works so hard to get to this point, you don’t want it to be a short stint, you want him when he comes up he’s ready to go and you keep him there.”

“He’s a horse,” Ventura said. “He goes out there, he’s big and strong, there’s all those things that you like to see in a pitcher that he has.”


Chris Sale returns to mound for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Chris Sale has been out for the last week with an avulsion fracture in his right foot. 

The injury is supposed to keep him off the field for the White Sox for at least another two weeks, but MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that Sale is moving around much better than before. He was able to throw lightly off a mound on Saturday for the first time since suffering the injury. 


White Sox announce Chris Sale won't pitch on opening day


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams said pitcher Chris Sale will not be available on opening day according to CSN Chicago. 

This isn't a surprise but more of a verification of what was thought to happen. Sale has an avulsion fracture on his right foot and is still expected to miss the next 10 days before picking up baseball activities again. 

It's possible for Sale to make his season debut on April 12 against the Twins. 


White Sox pitcher Chris Sale progressing in rehab of foot injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale discussed his foot injury for the first time Saturday, saying the swelling has gone down since it first occurred, reports MLB.com.

"It's progressing. Most of the swelling is out of there. The bruising is coming up to the surface, but we're right on track, I guess," said Sale. "I'm just doing what I'm told, and they keep saying it's getting better and looking better."

Sale was originally expected to miss three weeks with the injury and is using the time off to prepare his arm for the season.

"I'm doing everything I can. It's gonna react how its gonna react, and we're gonna plan accordingly," Sale said. "My arm is fine. I can get my arm ready in a week or two. I don't think that's an issue. It's mainly the body.


White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has sprained ankle


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale is sidelined with an avulsion fracture in his right foot that could cause him to miss opening day. 

In addition to that injury, Sale told the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane that he's also coping with a sprained ankle. Despite that, he said he was "right on track" with his recovery. 


White Sox expect Chris Sale back not long after opening day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (foot) is not expected to be ready by opening day, but the team sees him returning not long after the regular-season opener, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said earlier this week that Sale had "a slim chance" to be ready for the opener. The ace suffered an avuncular fracture in his right foot in late February, delaying the start of his camp.


White Sox SP Chris Sale a fan of new pace of play rules


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale told reporters he's a fan of MLB's new pace of play rules which will be introduced this season, according to ESPN. MLB is also experimenting a 20-second pitch clock, which will be rolled out at spring training along with Triple-A and Double-A games for now.

"I like it; get the ball and throw it," Sale said. "It's pretty simple. This is a culture and generation of right now. People don't feel like sitting through four-hour games. We are not too fond of them either. Anything to pick up the pace and get it going will be good."


White Sox's Chris Sale given 'slim chance' to pitch Opening Day


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) White Sox manager Robin Ventura was not optimistic pitcher Chris Sale would be ready to pitch by Opening Day, reports ESPN.com.

“He was slated to go for Opening Day and there is a slim chance that he would be able to do that," Ventura said. "I would expect it not to be that way, but being that it's his ankle, we can treat that. It's not as though it’s his elbow where we would really be cautious."

Sale is recovering from a broken foot and if he is not ready by opening day, pitching coach Don Cooper said Brad Penny, Scott Carroll, Frankie Montas or Chris Beck would be given a chance to replace Sale.

"I think all of the guys that I've mentioned have a shot at making the rotation if [Sale] is not ready to go," Cooper said. "And then we'll make some adjustments to the schedule. Maybe it's me, but it feels like we've dealt with stuff like this before. That's OK, it is what it is. It sucks and I wish it didn't happen, but there are a lot of things people wish didn't happen. This is one with Chris and we'll deal with it."


White Sox's Carlos Rodon expected to see more time with Sale injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) The White Sox pitching staff got a little thinner on Saturday. The team announced ace Chris Sale will miss at least three weeks with a broken bone in his foot, leaving an open spot in the rotation for the time being. 

General Manager Rick Hahn suggested Carlos Rodon , Brad Penny, Scott Carroll, and others could see more time in the rotation in the Cactus League this spring, reports ESPN.com.

"You make adjustments," manager Robin Ventura said. "You just keep going. I know guys would like to have him in there but it's not going to be that way. So you keep going, keep rolling. Next man up, fill in, get it done. When he’s back ready, he's going to come in and fill his spot."

Rodon may have the best chance to crack the starting rotation when the season begins, if Sale if out for an extended period of time.

"It doesn't change anything, just stay on the same path I've been on," Rodon said Saturday. "Just take it day by day and work just as hard."


White Sox's Chris Sale out three weeks with fracture in right foot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is expected to miss at least three weeks with an avulsion fracture in his right foot, the team announced Saturday. Sale, who suffered the injury in an accident at his home, underwent X-rays and will undergo further testing once the swelling goes down.

He reportedly suffered the injury while unloading a item from his truck, according to general manager Rick Hahn. Sale is confident he can be ready by opening day, even though his status has yet to be determined.

He went 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 174 innings pitched with 208 strikeouts in 2014.


Chris Sale lights-out in no-decision Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) White Sox stud left-hander Chris Sale performed in his last start of the season Wednesday about the same as he has in most of his outings this year - he was dominant.

That dominance, however, was not good enough to earn a win over visiting Detroit. He gave up just one run on four hits with 10 strikeouts in six innings, but received little run support. Sale lost a 1-0 lead when he yielded a sacrifice fly to Nick Castallenos in the sixth.

Sale finishes the year with an AL-best 2.17 ERA.


Chris Sale to be limited to one more start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) Chris Sale had his next start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday, as reported by MLB.com, eliminating the possibility of him making two starts in the season's final week. Wednesday's outing against the Tigers will be Sale's final start of the 2014 season.

Scott Carroll will toe the slab for the White Sox in a spot start on Tuesday. Sale will enter his final start with a 12-4 record and a 2.20 ERA.


Chris Sale gets knocked around Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale got knocked around Wednesday against the Royals.

Sale allowed five runs on nine hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. The third inning proved to be problematic for Sale. After getting the first out of the inning, Sale put two men on base via the single. Lorenzo Cain made him pay, clubbed a three-run homer to center. Sale would give up an additional run during the inning on a single. Alcides Escobar would add to the scoring the following inning, belting a solo home run. 

With the loss, Sale dropped to 12-4. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start.


Start schedule down stretch undecided for Chris Sale


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Robin Ventura has yet to decide if White Sox super southpaw Chris Sale will make two or three starts before the season ends, per the Chicago Tribune.

Sale is set to pitch Wednesday night in Kansas City. He is also slatedt to start next week in Detroit, but it has yet to be decided if he will pitch again. The White Sox could go with a six-man rotation down the stretch.

The ace lefty is 12-3 with a 1.99 ERA and could use every win possible to give him the best shot to win the American League Cy Young Award.


Chris Sale blanks Oakland through eight for 12th win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) White Sox stud left-hander Chris Sale achieved his seventh straight quality start Thursday against Oakland. And "quality" does not begin to describe it.

Sale dominated the Athletics, giving up just two hits (both to Jed Lowrie) in eight innings. He walked two and fanned nine in raising his record to 12-3. Sale retired 19 in a row at one point and lowered his ERA to 1.99, its lowest point since July 26.

The Chicago ace is set to start again at Kansas City on Wednesday.


Chris Sale picks up the no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale tossed a strong start Friday against the Indians.

Sale gave up one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Sale gave up his only run in the first inning. After a two-out single, Sale allowed a stolen base to Michael Brantley. Brantley was able to advance to third on a throwing error. Carlos Santana managed to knock Brantley in on a single. He settled in at that point, tossing five scoreless innings before being pulled after the sixth inning. Sale threw 98 pitches.

Sale earned the no-decision for his efforts. He’ll take on the Athletics in his next start.