Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Sox 'pushing hardest' for Chris Sale trade, Moncada not likely involved

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox are "pushing the hardest" to pull off a trade for the White Sox' Chris Sale according to Ken Rosenthal, who cautions that any deal is still very much theoretical. If the Red Sox were to trade for Sale before today's trade deadline, Yoan Moncada would likely not be part of the deal..." August 01

  • Rangers, Dodgers, Red Sox in mysterious Chris Sale derby

    Today's Knuckleball "Going into the deadline, one of the great curiosities is whether the White Sox will really trade ace pitcher Chris Sale. Word is that the Rangers, Dodgers and Red Sox are three of the teams talking to the White Sox and three of the potential landing spots, maybe the main three potential landing..." August 01

  • Are the Yankees preparing for a Chris Sale blockbuster?

    The Score "The ink isn't even dry on the trade that sent Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians, and already speculation is running wild over whether the New York Yankees are gearing up for an even bigger move. Less than a week after the Yankees received top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and three..." July 31

  • Sale clears air with Ventura, teammates

    MLB.com "Chris Sale stood in front of his teammates Thursday night following a loss to the Cubs and spoke to them about his actions the previous Saturday that produced a five-game, team-imposed suspension. Sale also talked with manager Robin Ventura in an attempt to put the throwback jersey controversy..." July 31

  • Rangers would deal Gallo, Profar for Sale

    The Score "For years, the Texas Rangers have resisted dealing star prospects Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo in order to bring in a big-name talent. Chris Sale might finally sway them to do it. The Rangers would reportedly be willing to include both Gallo and Profar in a trade for the Chicago White Sox..." July 29

  • Yankees called White Sox about Sale

    Today's Knuckleball "With the New York Yankees’ smart trade to land a quartet of young players for 105-mph-throwing rental reliever Aroldis Chapman, some people around the game are now speculating that the Yankees could surprise folks by reversing course and seriously jumping into the Chris Sale sweepstakes as a major..." July 28

  • Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension

    ESPN "When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension, instead staying home to prepare for Thursday's..." July 28

  • Dodgers would include Urias in potential Sale trade

    New York Post "The Dodgers skipped on Cole Hamels last year because they found the Phillies’ trade demands too high. So rather than having Hamels to pitch Division Series Game 3 against Matt Harvey, Los Angeles had Brett Anderson. And when Zack Greinke left via free agency, the Dodgers did not have an obvious..." July 26

  • Sale says he cut up White Sox throwbacks for several reasons, but not looks

    MLB.com "Chris Sale doesn't want to be traded -- and doesn't believe he will be -- in the wake of Saturday night's pregame outburst that resulted in him being scratched from his start that evening and then suspended five games by the White Sox. "I want to win a championship in Chicago. That's been my..." July 26

  • Chris Sale is a trade chip the likes of which we haven’t seen before

    The Comeback "Lost in all the fracas of the “Chris Sale cutting up jerseys” incident and the suspension that resulted from it this past weekend was a pretty major bombshell about the White Sox ace: Chicago is listening to offers for him in advance of next Monday’s trade deadline. It doesn’t seem all that..." July 25

  • Hahn: Sale's actions don't change his value to White Sox

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox cut Chris Sale’s season short by five games on Sunday morning. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn formally announced that Sale was suspended five games retroactive to Saturday for insubordination and destroying team equipment. Hahn didn’t disclose many details about the..." July 25

  • White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

    Sportsnaut "Chris Sale has made it clear that he does not like wearing the 1976 uniforms. Still, according to general manager Rick Hahn, the ace is not actively pursuing a trade from the Chicago White Sox. This has certainly been a bizarre saga. Sale — whose name has been discussed in trade talks — was..." July 24

  • Chris Sale suspended for 5 days after jersey incident

    Michigan Live "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been suspended for five games for "violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment." Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday but was scratched after he reportedly damaged the throwback jerseys the team was..." July 24

  • This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident

    SB Nation "The story you’re about to read is bizarre, but it’s been confirmed by several baseball writers, including Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. It all started with Chris Sale being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers yesterday. That’s all anyone knew, so of course the #hugwatch was on...." July 24

  • Cost for Chris Sale said to be five prospects, teams still calling

    Today's Knuckleball "The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox. Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. While that sounds like a lot in an era where teams are reluctant to surrender..." July 24

  • Here are seven teams that have what it takes to pull off a Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline is a little more than one week away, and over the last few days one of the best players in all of baseball has reportedly hit the market: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Rangers are said to be making a strong push to acquire him, though you can be sure other clubs are..." July 24

  • The unreal story of Chris Sale cutting up his White Sox uniform

    Yahoo! Sports "Fashionista Chris Sale won’t stand for 1976 throwback uniforms. (Getty Images) A 27-year-old Florida man, livid that his work uniform was uncomfortable, cut it and others in a fit of rage that got him banished from his job for a night and left his future status unclear. Chris Sale, a..." July 24

  • Chris Sale sent home by White Sox for 'clubhouse incident'

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.” “Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s schedule start and sent home from the ballpark,” Hahn said in a statement. “The incident, which was..." July 23

  • Trade candidate Sale scratched from start

    The Score "As rumors continue to swirl around Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox left-hander was scratched from his start Saturday due to an illness. The White Sox head into their game with the Detroit Tigers four games under .500 and 10 1/2-games back in the division, leaving general manager Rick Hahn..." July 23

  • Chris Sale Is Landscape-Altering Possibility on MLB Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "For weeks, we've all been asking whether the New York Yankees would sell. Turns out the Sale we should have been focused on is Chris, as in Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, as in the pitcher who could energize this July trade market. If a team gets (or misses out on) Aroldis Chapman, it..." July 23

  • The White Sox Should Absolutely Trade Chris Sale

    The Big Lead "Chris Sale is one of the five best pitchers in baseball, and he’s having another outstanding season. Unfortunately, his Chicago White Sox have not joined him on that train, as they enter Friday’s action 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. The South..." July 23

  • White Sox taking calls on Sale, Quintana, with Red Sox among suitors

    Today's Knuckleball "The White are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale, who may be the best pitcher in the American League, and All-Star left-hander Jose Quintana on the day after it became public that they are contemplating a serious sale. The Red Sox, who already have made four trades, are..." July 23

  • White Sox reportedly turned down massive offer for Chris Sale

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to single-handedly disprove the old adage, “Everything can be had for a price.” According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the White Sox were recently offered a “king’s ransom” for five-time All-Star Chris Sale but turned it..." July 21

  • Chris Sale says he quit chewing tobacco the day Tony Gwynn passed away

    CBS Sports "Monday afternoon, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was named the AL's starting pitcher for the 2016 All-Star Game. This is Sale's fifth consecutive All-Star Game and his first starting assignment. The All-Star Game is in San Diego this year, and during Monday's press conference, Sale told..." July 11

  • Chris Sale Named AL Starter For All-Star Game

    CBSChicago.com "White Sox ace Chris Sale will be the American League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Diego, manager Ned Yost of the Royals announced. A five-time All-Star, this will be Sale’s first starting nod in the Midsummer Classic. He received the honor after a strong first half..." July 11

  • Chris Sale defends White Sox manager Robin Ventura

    ESPN "Three weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox had a six-game lead in the AL Central Division. They woke up Sunday in third place, listening to cries for manager Robin Ventura's head. Ace Chris Sale wants that talk to stop. "I don't think he gave up any runs," Sale said. "I don't think he made any..." May 30

  • Will Chris Sale's offseason adjustments win him a Cy Young?

    ESPN "Six years can go by quickly. That's the time it takes for the largest flying bird in the world, the condor, to go from chick to full maturity. The Chicago White Sox turned over their entire roster between 2010 and 2016. It was on May 8, 2010, that a lanky, junior left-hander for Florida Gulf Coast..." May 24

  • How White Sox ace Chris Sale learned to do more (and be better) with less

    MLB.com "Chris Sale only ever wanted to do one thing: “To out-stuff people,” he says. The method was simple. “It means, ‘I’m gonna max out, I’m gonna throw the living crap out of every pitch, and that’s how I’m gonna beat you,’” says Don Cooper, who is now in his 15th season as the White Sox’ pitching..." May 19

  • Sale joins exclusive company while keeping perfect record

    The Score "When Chris Sale takes the hill, the Chicago White Sox just can't seem to lose, and that trend continued Friday, when the left-hander dominated the New York Yankees with a 99-pitch complete-game performance in the White Sox's 7-1 victory. Sale now leads all of baseball with eight wins, and..." May 14

  • Chris Sale on PEDs in MLB: ‘We need to be better role models’

    Chicago Sun-Times "It bothers Chris Sale that performance-enhancing drugs are still an issue in major league baseball. The White Sox ace left-hander loves the game too much to see its integrity compromised, where users have an unfair advantage over those who don’t. “I just hope that we can eventually get to where..." May 01

  • 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

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