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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%: 98/58 | Average Draft Position: 25.85
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Chris Sale expects to return when eligible


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, said he has no doubts he will be activated when eligible to return, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

Sale said the word "excellent" was used by the doctor who performed his MRI to describe the UCL in his elbow.


Chris Sale officially placed on disabled list


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The White Sox announced Tuesday starting pitcher Chris Sale was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a flexor muscle strain in his left arm. The move is retroactive to April 18.

On Monday, general manager Rick Hahn said he doesn't expect Sale's injury to linger beyond his minimum stint on the disabled list.

"We’re going to do everything in our power to protect him for the long term," Hahn said, per The Chicago Tribune. "This is about making sure we get out in front of any issues and make sure he is in the best position to have success and stay healthy for an extended career as opposed to worrying about a start or two here and there."


Chris Sale DL bound due to flexor muscle strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain. He underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed no ligament damage, ESPN Chicago reports.

Sale was scratched Tuesday because of soreness similar to what he's experienced the past two seasons, according to manager Robin Ventura. He has permitted only four runs over his last 20 innings pitched.

Chris Sale unlikely to make Tuesday start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will likely miss his next start on Tuesday because of general soreness, manager Robin Ventura told Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Ventura indicated that Sales' soreness is similar to what he's experienced the past two seasons.

Sale has permitted only four runs over his last 20 innings pitched. He owns a 2.30 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP with a 29:7 K:BB ratio over that span. He'll likely be re-examined before making his next start.

Chris Sale Ks 10 in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale bounced back with a dominant outing on Thursday, but was not backed by enough run support and was forced to settle for a no-decision in a 3-1 defeat to Boston.

Sale tossed five no-hit innings before surrendering a solo home run to Xander Bogaerts in the sixth. He was charged with one run on one hit and three walks while striking out 10 over seven innings pitched. He tossed 127 pitches, 77 of which were strikes.

Sale has permitted only four runs over his last 20 innings pitched. He'll look for his fourth win of the season Tuesday in Detroit.

Chris Sale manages to come away with third straight win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was not at his best on Friday, but still managed to collect his third consecutive win in a 9-6 victory over Cleveland.

Sale (3-0) surrendered a to-run double to Asdrubal Cabrera and a run-scoring single to Nick Swisher in the fifth inning. He was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings pitched. He tossed 105 pitches, 64 of which were strikes.

Sale has allowed just six runs over his first 20 1/3 innings pitched in three starts. He'll look for his fourth straight win on Thursday at home against Boston.

Chris Sale hurls eight shutout frames for win No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale put together another dominant outing on Sunday, earning his second win of the season in a 5-1 victory over the Royals.

Sale (2-0) allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out six over eight shutout innings pitched. He tossed 111 pitches, 75 of which were strikes.

Sale has allowed three runs along with a 14:2 K:BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings pitched in two starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against Cleveland.

Chris Sale strikes out eight on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale surrendered three earned runs on five hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-3 win over the Twins in Monday's opener.

Sale has been fantastic in his first two seasons in the rotation, and Monday's quality start could be an indication that he's set for a third straight excellent season. His next start will come Sunday against the Royals.


Chris Sale surrenders two runs vs. Rockies Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale allowed two earned runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 4-1 loss to the Rockies Tuesday.

Sale closes out the exhibition season with a 4.58 ERA and 16:3 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings. His next start will come in the team's regular-season opener Monday.


White Sox set rotation order


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura laid out his plans for the rotation Tuesday, with ace Chris Sale taking the hill for Monday's opener, ESPN.com reports.

Sale will be followed by Felipe Paulino, with Jose Quintana set to pitch the third game of the season. Erik Johnson will start the fourth game, and John Danks will serve as the team's No. 5 starter. "You are breaking up the lefties but also the righties in there," Ventura said Tuesday. "You feel solid with that. I think Johnny could be anywhere in there, right behind Chris. I feel good."


Chris Sale Ks five in fourth Cactus League start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale, who went scoreless in his previous outing, took a bit of a step back Saturday night against the Dodgers in Cactus League play.

Sale, making his fourth start of the spring, surrendered three runs -- one earned -- on two hits and two walks while striking out five over 4 1/3 innings of work. He has yielded seven earned runs over 14 innings this spring. 


Chris Sale strikes out three in scoreless outing Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale allowed just two hits in 4 1/3 scoreless innings Monday while striking out three in his team's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

Sale bounced back admirably after surrendering six earned runs in his previous spring start and now has two quality appearances to go with Wednesday's clunker. He has eight strikeouts and one walk while posting a 5.59 ERA in 9 2/3 spring innings.


Chris Sale will take the mound opening day for ChiSox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura named Chris Sale the opening day starting pitcher.

"Just what he’s done in the past and what you expect him to do, he’s the logical choice. He deserves it," Ventura said, per MLB.com.


Chris Sale clobbered by Padres in spring tuneup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale had a tough time against the Padres Wednesday.

Sale gave up six runs in just 2 2/3 innings against San Diego. He was uncharacteristically hittable, surrendering six hits. He walked one batter and gave up one home run. Sale posted a 3.07 ERA in 214 1/3 innings last season.


Chris Sale strikes out four in spring debut Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was in midseason form in his spring debut Friday, striking out four and walking none while allowing just one hit in 2 2/3 innings as the White Sox fell to the Dodgers, 5-0.

Sale is the unquestioned White Sox ace and a Cy Young award hopeful after finishing in the top six of the award voting in back-to-back seasons. He went 11-14 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 226:46 K:BB ratio in 2013.


White Sox manager reveals projected five-man rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura gave his projected rotation plans for the 2014 season during an interview with MLB Network Radio Wednesday.

"Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, John Danks, Erik Johnson and Felipe Paulino. That's probably where you're at, but other guys will come in and compete," Ventura said.


Chris Sale taking it easy leading up to spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale, who threw a career-high 214 1/3 innings in 2013, has been throwing 4-5 days per week since the start of January, according to MLB.com. He's expected to throw 4-6 bullpen sessions before arriving for spring training.

"I talked to Coop [White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper], and he was adamant on me not going full bore and not spinning breaking balls before Arizona," Sale said. "I feel better about that. In the past, I've shown up to spring training not totally ready [for the season], but close to it. I'm going to come into [Arizona] this year and build up more than maintain."


White Sox not ruling out a Chris Sale trade


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/9/2013) FOXSports.com reports that the White Sox will listen to offers for rotation ace Chris Sale. One general manager at the Winter Meetings said he thought "teams are pushing Chicago to consider" trading the 24-year-old lefty.

Sale finished the 2013 season with a 3.07 ERA and ranked fourth in the majors with 226 strikeouts.


Chris Sale runs into trouble in final start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) White Sox starter Chris Sale ran into trouble as he took the loss in his final start of the season Friday night against the Royals. He surrendered four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 6-1 defeat.

Sale allowed 10 earned runs over his final 18 2/3 innings pitched. He finished the year 11-14 with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 214 1/3 innings (30 starts).


Chris Sale settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale enjoyed another dominant outing but had to settle for a no-decision Saturday night against the Tigers. The left-hander permitted four hits and one walk while striking out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless innings before the bullpen coughed up the lead.

Sale has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against Kansas City. He is 1-1 with a stellar 0.75 ERA in three starts against the Royals.

Chris Sale falls to Cleveland


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale fell to 11-13 in Sunday's loss to Cleveland.

Sale was beat up, as he served up six runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven but was dinged with three walks. His ERA is still a pristine 3.08.

Chris Sale masterful in victory


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale took the mound Monday opposite Detroit's Max Scherzer. Sale was attempting to become the third pitcher to keep Scherzer from 20 wins and he managed to do just that.

Sale earned the win to improve to 11-12 on the year as he allowed just one earned run on four hits and one walk over eight outstanding innings. He struck out eight and allowed only a solo homer in the seventh inning. He threw 114 pitches and his ERA is now at 2.90 on the year.

The 24-year-old Sale has won his last two decisions and has allowed just four earned runs over his last three starts spanning 21 1/3 innings with 26 Ks. He's been very sharp of late for manager Robin Ventura. Sale makes his next start for the White Sox on Sunday against Cleveland.

Chris Sale stays in game too long


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) White Sox starter Chris Sale kept the Yankees offense down in the Bronx on Tuesday through seven innings. His only mistake was coming out for the eighth.

Sale gave up both earned runs he allowed in the eighth as Nate Jones allowed his inherited runners to score on an Alfonso Soriano two-run single. The Yankees ended up coming all the way back in the inning and Sale had to settle for a no-decision on the outing.

Sale held New York to three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and a walk over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six batters and threw 114 pitches for Chicago. Sale's ERA is now at 2.97 on the season as he couldn't put the finishing touches on back-to-back wins. Still, he's allowed just three earned run allowed over 15 1/3 innings with 18 strikeouts.

Sale is to 199 Ks on the year over 187 2/3 innings. He's gone 4-1 over his last six outings for the White Sox. Sale makes his next start Sunday to close out a series in Baltimore.

Chris Sale strikes out 12 in victory


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) White Sox starter Chris Sale went eight strong innings and mowed down 12 batters Wednesday night in a win over the Astros.

Sale struck out 12 over 107 pitches as he earned the win to improve to 10-12 on the season. He allowed just one earned run on four hits and two walks. The lone run he allowed came on a Chris Carter solo homer.

Sale continues to post a solid ERA with a record under .500. That is just how it goes pitching for the White Sox these days. He makes his next scheduled outing Tuesday at the New York Yankees.

Chris Sale roughed up vs. Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (9-12) took a step back as he suffered his 12th loss of the season Friday night against the Rangers. The left-hander permitted eight runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of an 11-5 defeat.

Sale has allowed 11 runs combined over his last 14 innings pitched. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against Houston. He tossed eight scoreless innings in his previous meeting against the Astros on June 14.