Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Sale on 2016 White Sox: 'We have some grit'

    Chicago Tribune "No offense to the prediction-makers of the world, but Chris Sale doesn't care what you see in his future, even if it's an American League Cy Young Award. The White Sox pitcher said from the start of spring training that his focus is on helping his team make the playoffs. So as he geared up for..." April 04

  • White Sox have no plans to trade Chris Sale

    CSN Chicago "Rick Hahn’s voicemail box has a few new inquires about Chris Sale’s availability. Rival general managers shouldn’t hold their collective breath waiting for a return call. Even though the perception exists they may entertain a trade for Sale, multiple baseball sources confirmed that the White..." March 21

  • Sale hangs jerseys for Adam, Drake LaRoche in locker

    The Score "Chris Sale continues to show his support for the LaRoche family. On Friday, three days after Adam LaRoche decided to retire following Kenny Williams' request to dial back how much time his son, Drake, spends in the clubhouse, Sale hung jerseys for the veteran designated hitter and his..." March 18

  • Sale: White Sox were lied to by exec Williams

    ESPN "With two Adam LaRoche jerseys hanging at his locker -- one signed by LaRoche's son, Drake -- Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale said Friday that he and his teammates were lied to by executive Kenny Williams. The jersey signed by Drake LaRoche had the message: "Chris thank you for taking care of..." March 18

  • Sale 'lit up' Williams for LaRoche situation

    The Score "Chris Sale has Adam LaRoche's back. On Wednesday, after Chicago White Sox president Ken Williams acknowledged asking LaRoche to dial back how much time his son, Drake, spends in the clubhouse, Sale reportedly "lit up" Williams in a contentious meeting between players and management, according..." March 17

  • Christmas always memorable for Sale family "Chris Sale is a four-time All-Star. Sale holds the White Sox record for strikeouts in a season. Sale is a no-hitter waiting to happen. But the White Sox ace's resume clearly was missing one distinct honor: Being the subject of the Holiday Q&A. That issue has been rectified in 2015, with..." December 24

  • Dealing Chris Sale unlikely, but could expedite White Sox turnaround

    CSN Chicago "If ever there’s an opportunity for another general manager to try and pry Chris Sale away from Rick Hahn and the White Sox, it could be now. Hahn returned to Chicago on Thursday morning after several days of “robust” discussions as the GM meetings at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. In what has..." November 16

  • Can the Red Sox pry Chris Sale away from the White Sox?

    Boston Globe "Dave Dombrowski reportedly made the rounds at the GM meetings, querying almost every team for available players. One name that’s cropped up: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The reliable lefty has averaged 197 inning in the last four seasons, and in 2015, he finished with a 3.14 ERA and a career-high..." November 13

  • Chris Sale's 270th strikeout breaks 107-year-old White Sox record

    ESPN Chicago "The White Sox's strikeout record lasted 107 years, until Chris Sale finally toppled the mark Friday. With his third strikeout of the night against the Detroit Tigers, Sale reached 270 for the season, passing the previous club record of 269 set by Ed Walsh in 1908. Walsh set his record in 464..." October 03

  • The Cubs-Sox Trade that Would Rock Chicago and MLB

    The Sports Post "In a two-team baseball town, clubs are often reluctant to trade with each other, fearing the potential repercussions if one bests the other. In Chicago, that premise especially holds true with fans of both the Cubs and White Sox. I think I have a trade that works out for both teams, though I’m..." July 29

  • Chris Sale will 'definitely' pitch in All-Star Game, says Ned Yost

    The Score "After watching staff ace Chris Sale unload 115 pitches at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he'd prefer the 26-year-old not pitch Tuesday at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. American League manager Ned Yost, however, convinced Ventura to..." July 13

  • White Sox hope Chris Sale doesn't pitch in All-Star Game

    ESPN Chicago "As Chris Sale gets set to leave for his fourth consecutive All-Star Game, the White Sox are saying they would prefer that the ace left-hander not pitch in the Midsummer Classic. Manager Robin Robin Ventura referenced Sale's workload as a reason he would want him to sit out Tuesday's game at..." July 13

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Carlos Rondon will start instead of Chris Sale on Sunday, White Sox say.

  • Flowers a not-so-invisible hand pushing Chris Sale’s success

    CSN Chicago "As Chris Sale bulldozed his way to tying a major league record over his last eight starts, there’s something he hasn’t done much, if at all. Shake off catcher Tyler Flowers. Sale and Flowers have as good a working pitcher-catcher relationship as you’ll find in baseball. Whatever Flowers..." July 02

  • Chris Sale strikes out 14 Astros in White Sox' 3-1 victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "It has taken Chris Sale five years since he was drafted 13th overall by the White Sox to become a three-time All-Star. As for a being a big-headed superstar, well, that’s probably going to take a lot more time. In fact, it might never happen. “You can’t forget where you come from,’’..." June 09

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    As expected, Chris Sale dropped his appeal today and has begun serving his five-game suspension. #WhiteSox

  • Sale gives green light for Sunday's debut "The time for talking about the avulsion fracture in his right foot has come to a close for Chris Sale. "It's behind me," said Sale, speaking in the White Sox clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium prior to Wednesday night's game. "I was hurt. I'm not hurt any more. It's time to take the blinders off and..." April 09

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Chris Sale finished with 13 strikeouts facing #Reds Single-A players. Allowed two hits, one run in six-plus innings. #WhiteSox

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    Chris Sale scheduled for a minor league game tomorrow. Will throw 6 innings or 90 pitches.

  • Chris Sale thinks April 12 is 'good date to shoot for'

    CSN Chicago "There were as many expletives from him as words of encouragement from the pitching coach, but Chris Sale is happy with the work. The White Sox ace took another step forward in his rehab, throwing an unknown number of pitches in a Wednesday bullpen session as he prepares for “game-like” action..." March 26

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Chris Sale's bullpen is tomorrow, not today. He was mixed up on what day of the week it was. #WhiteSox #EveryDayIsTheSame

  • White Sox: Chris Sale ruled out for Opening Day

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale is too valuable to rush back into action. The White Sox ruled out the possibility of their ace making his third straight Opening Day start, executive vice president Kenny Williams confirmed on Wednesday morning. Sale — who is out with an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of..." March 11

  • Sox: Slim chance for Sale start in opener

    ESPN Chicago "Initially hopeful that Chris Sale could return to pitch on Opening Day, the Chicago White Sox now are being more cautious with their optimism. Manager Robin Ventura expressed doubts that Sale would be far enough in his recovery from a fracture in his right foot to pitch in the season opener on..." March 02

  • Chris Sale out at least 3 weeks

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season. The White Sox announced the injury in a release Saturday, saying that Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his..." February 28

  • Chris Sale says White Sox goal is clear: 'Winning a World Series'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Friday, and as you’d expect after a busy and productive offseason for the White Sox front office, mood elevation was everywhere to be found. “You look at who we’ve got lining up [in the starting rotation],” ace Chris Sale said before taking..." February 21

  • Sale seeks top prize at bargain price for White Sox "The contract numbers, in terms of years and dollars, roll in for ace hurlers such as Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and Chris Sale has the same reaction as pretty much everyone else. "My eyes bug out, my jaw drops and I'm like, 'Holy Cow,'" Sale said with a laugh on Tuesday. "But I don't need the..." January 21

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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