Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Sale and Robin Ventura had a shouting match last Thursday

    Hardball Talk "I really haven’t been able to wrap my brain around the whole White Sox-Tigers sign stealing controversy from last week. Or maybe I just can’t be bothered to care. The upshot was that Chris Sale thought that the Tigers were stealing signs and there was some back and forth about it. Sale struck out..." September 30

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ausmus said Sale hitting VMart was "weak" and notion he has someone stealing signs is "ludicrous." Tigers know that was Sale's accusation.

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    MLB Public Relations @MLB_PR

    Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo win #ASG Final Vote.

  • Chris Sale makes quick work of Padres

    Chicago Tribune "Another page of the calendar has turned and the White Sox find themselves at .500 and within reasonable striking distance of the first-place Tigers in the AL Central. Sunday's dominant performance by Chris Sale gave rise to more optimism as the angular lefty limited the Padres to two hits while..." June 02

  • White Sox: Chris Sale's start swamped by lengthy rain delay

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale didn’t want the conditions to affect his start. They didn’t at first but later led to his early departure in a 2-1 White Sox victory over the Cleveland Indians. Sale was outstanding again but even he couldn’t outlast a 1-hour, 58-minute rain delay in between the third and fourth..." May 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    chris sale starts tomorrow vs. the yankees, #chisox say

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Chris Sale will throw in bullpen tomorrow. Played catch today. Arm is good per Ventura. Body, legs are sore. #WhiteSox

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Chris Sale's rehab start has been postponed by rain, pushed back day. Doubleheader on Fri. Adam Eaton might just run around on tarp anyway.

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Chris Sale (left flexor muscle strain) will pitch for AAA Charlotte Thursday at Durham. Will be his first game action in 28 days.

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Chris Sale will throw again Saturday and #WhiteSox could have a plan for rehab assignment shortly after.

  • Chris Sale throws 40-pitch bullpen, rehab stint still a few weeks away

    CBSSports.com "White Sox ace Chris Sale threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Monday, GM Rich Hahn confirmed. The lefty is currently on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his elbow. Sale, 25, is still a few weeks away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment, according to Hahn. He hopes the rehab..." May 05

  • Rehab stint unlikely for Sale, but return uncertain

    MLB.com "Chris Sale played catch for a second straight day, but there's no timetable for his return. The White Sox ace, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 18 with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm, is eligible to come back this weekend in Cleveland. That return does not seem..." April 29

  • White Sox ace Chris Sale confident in quick return to rotation

    Chicago Sun-Times "Left-hander Chris Sale is relieved and confident. Relieved that there’s no damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, and confident that he’ll miss only two starts and be pitching again in two weeks. “Without a doubt,’’ Sale said before the Tigers and Justin Verlander beat..." April 23

  • White Sox starter Chris Sale placed on 15-day DL

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox left-hander Chris Sale will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the flexor mass muscle in his left arm. Sale had been experiencing soreness in his arm after he threw a career-high 127 pitches in his previous start, and he underwent an MRI on Monday night. Sox..." April 22

  • Chris Sale named Opening Day starter for White Sox

    Hardball Talk "White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed what everyone had already assumed Wednesday, naming ace lefty Chris Sale the club’s Opening Day starter according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Sale, the obvious choice for Ventura, boasts a spectacular 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 9.5 K/9 in 500..." March 10

  • Chris Sale balancing intensity with spring objectives

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale missed with a fastball, and yelled out a four-letter word not fit to print. The habitually intense left-hander was only making a spring training start, but a level of frustration existed after he gave up a three-run home run to San Diego's Nick Hundley in the first inning of..." March 06

  • Sale is an outstanding bargain for White Sox

    MLB.com "He isn't Clayton Kershaw. No pitcher since post-free agency Greg Maddux has been as consistently good as Kershaw while piling up the innings. You'd be asking for a cyber-beating to compare any pitcher to Kershaw. But there is a guy who got to the big leagues a little bit later, is younger and..." January 16

  • White Sox Looking To Trade Starter, Sale available

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are looking to move a starting pitcher, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. While the Sox would love to unload John Danks' contract, they recognize how difficult that would be. Passan adds that Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago are both available. In order to move Chris Sale,..." December 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Asked GM about Sale this morning. Said, "Think teams are pushing Chicago to consider." @jonmorosi said #WhiteSox will listen.

  • Sale sets White Sox strikeout record

    Chicago Tribune "Chris Sale saved one game ball Saturday night — the one with which he struck out Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez. Martinez is 12-for-22 in his career against Sale but he went just 1-for-3 against him Saturday with a double a fly out and a strikeout. The strikeout was among the seven..." September 22

  • Sale strikes out 12 as Sox stay hot, beat Astros

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale established a franchise record on Wednesday night and his teammates rewarded him accordingly. Sale struck out 12 batters the fourth time he has reached at least that total this season and the White Sox rallied for five late runs to beat the Houston Astros 6-1 at U.S. Cellular..." August 29

  • Sox give Sale some rare run support, beat Twins 8-5

    Chicago Sun-Times "Josh Phegley was preparing to catch White Sox lefty Chris Sale on Saturday and needless to say he was looking ­forward to it. “I’ve probably seen pitches like his with that much break but from the angle it comes at from him it’s unique’’ Phegley said. “You can tell from how the hitters react...." August 18

  • Sale gets rare support, goes the distance

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox pitcher Chris Sale said he enjoyed his extra rest time in the dugout Monday night watching his teammates produce for him in rare fashion. The White Sox gave Sale a season-high six runs of support and the left-hander responded by shutting out the Tigers after the second inning in a 6-2..." August 13

  • Sale shines as White Sox beat Yankees 3-2

    Chicago Sun-Times "All-Star left-hander Chris Sale’s ERA might be a nifty 2.83 but he does have pride. His 6-11 record including 1-9 in his previous 10 starts was wearing him out. Sale reversed his unfortunate trend Tuesday night leading the White Sox to a 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees. He won at home..." August 07

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Here is one name you can scratch off list of available or potentially available starters. Sources say #WhiteSox will not trade Chris Sale.

  • The case for trading Chris Sale

    CBSSports.com "At 37-55, the White Sox are currently 14 games back of the Tigers in the AL Central and 15.5 games back of a Wild Card spot. They are one of the very worst teams in baseball this year, so it was no surprise when Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported the team was "open for business" last month...." July 18

  • ChiSox are open for business; all but Sale, Konerko are available

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago White Sox are open for business and have made everyone but star left-hander Chris Sale and beloved veteran first baseman Paul Konerko available, rival executives say. They add that the Sox are already exchanging names on some potential deals. The White Sox's sale (lower case s,..." June 27

  • A's Parker outduels Chicago's Sale, 2-0

    San Francisco Chronicle "Before Sunday's finale with the White Sox, A's manager Bob Melvin said that runs would be at a premium. Well called, Mr. Melvin. Oakland starter Jarrod Parker didn't allow a run, and Chicago starter Chris Sale extended his string of scoreless innings to 28 before the A's finally snuck one runner..." June 03

  • Sox's Sale glad scoreless innings streak is over

    Chicago Tribune "The only relief provided Sunday to Chris Sale came when his streak of consecutive scoreless innings ended at 28. "Obviously when you have something like that, it means you won some ballgames and helped your team win," Sale said after Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning off..." June 03

  • Sale comes away from shortened start feeling good

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox came away Tuesday night with relief that Chris Sale's left shoulder is healthy. Their ace threw three innings without discomfort before rain caused postponement of their game with the Cubs. Now the Sox are reassessing their options for the rest of the week, which could including..." May 29

  • White Sox exercise caution, scratch Sale for Wednesday start

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale knew it was time to speak up when he couldn’t throw a side session in between starts or play long toss. As much as he wants to pitch in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Sale knows he would have run the risk of injury had he taken the mound. The White Sox..." May 22

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Chris Sale scratched from tomorrow's start with mild tendonitis in left posterior shoulder. Santiago to start. #WhiteSox

  • White Sox not surprised by Sale's brilliance

    CSN Chicago "A day after he was nearly perfect, Chris Sale’s teammates were highly complimentary of his performance Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels. But as they recounted Sale’s one-hit masterpiece, White Sox players and coaches on Monday hardly seemed to be in awe of what they witnessed. Without..." May 14

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Chris Sale had an abscess tooth removed this morning. Won't affect his next start Friday but he's feeling it a little today. #WhiteSox

  • On a national stage, Chris Sale showcases his ceiling

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale wasn't perfect, but he was close. With the White Sox needing a win to avoid a sweep, Sale retired the first 19 batters he faced and threw a one-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Angels on a chilly night at U.S. Cellular Field. His potential and talent were on full display Sunday, a..." May 13

  • White Sox's Sale nearly perfect

    Chicago Tribune "The fifth-place White Sox have been far from perfect so far this season, but Sunday night's dominant performance by left-hander Chris Sale is a step in the right direction. Sale fired 61/3 perfect innings before Mike Trout broke it up with a clean single up the middle for the Angels. The Sox..." May 13

  • Sale gets past early jitters as Sox top Rangers 5-2

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale was so bewildered by events in the second inning on Wednesday night he shook his head as he walked into the dugout. Fortunately for Sale and the White Sox it was the only time the young ace was left in a confused state. After an early hiccup, Sale bounced back and regained top..." May 02

  • Sale overcomes wild start in 5-2 victory over Rays

    Chicago Tribune "Robin Ventura has one luxury while he tries to find the right combination to snap the White Sox out of their offensive funk. Injuries and the addition of Conor Gillaspie give the Sox enough left-handed hitters to combat tough right-handed pitchers like the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson. Starting..." April 26

  • Sale keeps emotions in check as Sox top Royals

    CSN Chicago "The nasty slider and pinpoint fastball command clearly are reasons the White Sox decided to sign Chris Sale to a long-term deal. But an equally big factor, and it surfaced throughout Monday afternoon as Sale made his first Opening Day start, is the left-hander’s ability to combat..." April 02

  • Sale, Flowers power Sox to 1-0 win over Royals

    Chicago Tribune "Through the hype and excitement of opening day, new general manager Rick Hahn knew reality would settle in soon Monday when his Chicago White Sox played host to American League Central rival Kansas City before a sellout crowd at U.S. Cellular Field. "As I sit here right now, I’ve always been..." April 01

  • Sale welcomes all aboard FGCU bandwagon

    CSN Chicago "He knows fans are on the Florida Gulf Coast bandwagon and Chris Sale has no issue with it at all. The White Sox pitcher had a smile on his face in the clubhouse on Monday morning after his alma mater, the No. 15-seeded Eagles pulled off another upset, this one over the alma mater of teammate..." March 26

  • Sox's Sale named opening day starter

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Robin Ventura told Chris Sale he was as the opening day starter before the prized White Sox left-hander experienced his roughest spring outing. Sale, who won 17 games in his first season as a starter, was tagged for five runs on seven hits in five-plus innings Saturday in the Sox's 11-5..." March 17

  • Chris Sale extension is Rick Hahn's first chance at long-term fortune

    South Side Sox "When it comes those supposedly advantageous, arb-gobbling contract extensions, the White Sox's recent history is rather sad. Since Gavin Floyd accepted a four-year, $15.5 million extension in March of 2009 while John Danks declined one, it's been a rough ride for every subsequent candidate. It..." March 08

  • Chris Sale agrees to deal

    ESPN.com "The Chicago White Sox and left-handed pitcher Chris Sale have agreed in principle on a five-year contract extension worth as much as $60 million, according to a league source. Sale will receive $35 million guaranteed over the first three years of the deal with club options for the final two..." March 07

  • White Sox, Chris Sale talking about long-term deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox don’t have to give 23-year-old left-hander Chris Sale a contract extension — he’s not even eligible for arbitration until after the season — so they are sticking their necks out by negotiating with him. There is no fretting about Sale’s mechanics and skinny frame that some say..." March 07

  • White Sox’ Cooper not worried about Sale, young staff

    Daily Herald Tribune "You can't hear or read anything about the 2013 White Sox without wondering if Chris Sale will live to see Oct. 1. Really. His condition is that serious. Sale has to worry about his elbow, shoulder and — probably — left pinkie finger. He's too tall, skinny and weak. He doesn't eat enough,..." March 06

  • White Sox, Sale have discussed extension

    CSN Chicago "White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension. Sale, who is about to enter his second season as a starting pitcher, was an All-Star in 2012 when he went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA in 30 games (29 starts). He struck..." March 06

  • White Sox, Sale have discussed extension

    CSN Chicago "White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension. Sale, who is about to enter his second season as a starting pitcher, was an All-Star in 2012 when he went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA in 30 games (29 starts). He struck..." March 05

  • White Sox notes: Sale survives first start

    CSN Chicago "White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale gave a nod to backup catcher Hector Gimenez for his help in the left-hander’s first start of the spring. A 17-game winner last season, Sale got off to a fast start, but not the kind you’d like to, as he put two men on base with one out. Sale only got out..." March 02

  • Ventura hesitant to name Sale opening day starter

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Robin Ventura is slightly hesitant to name Chris Sale the White Sox's opening-day starter despite an endorsement from Jake Peavy. "It's not his call," Ventura said with a smile Friday after Sale threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings against the Indians in his first spring training start. "I'll..." March 02