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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida Gulf Coast
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / CWS
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Chris Sale lacked his usual pinpoint control in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Orioles, walking four while allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings.
Sale limited the damage on the scoreboard, but the four walks were wildly out of character for him. In his previous five starts combined (38 innings), he had handed out just five free passes. On the non-walk side of the equation, the ace southpaw scattered five hits while striking out six. Even a shaky Chris Sale start is not without its rewards. For the season, he holds a 1.66 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 38/9 K/BB ratio. After surrendering six runs over his first two starts, he has yielded just three (two earned) over his last four outings. A home showdown with the Twins shows next on his schedule. May 1 - 4:56 PM

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Chris Sale held the Blue Jays in check Tuesday, striking out six while tossing eight frames of one-run ball in a 10-1 win.

The six punchouts are low for Sale, but it's hard to complain given that he limited the powerful Blue Jays offense to just one run across eight innings. He yielded four hits and walked a couple on the night, finishing with an even 100 pitches. Sale had an ugly 5.32 ERA last April, but he'll finish this April with a 1.66 mark and a 5-0 record. He'll face the Orioles on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 10:02 PM

Chris Sale's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The White Sox are just buying Sale an extra day of rest. They have yet to name a replacement starter for Monday, but Miguel Gonzalez and Erik Johnson would seem to be the likely candidates.
Apr 24 - 11:36 AM

Chris Sale dominated the Angels in Wednesday's 2-1 win, hurling seven-plus innings of two-hit, one-run ball.

Sale only struck out three, but it was a fantastic start any other way you slice it. He did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The southpaw ace actually had a shutout working when he trotted out to start the eighth inning, but after hitting Kole Calhoun to open the frame, Sale was lifted for Nate Jones. Calhoun would eventually come around to score to put the lone blemish on Sale's line. Through four starts, he holds a 3-1 record with a 1.80 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 26/3 K/BB ratio across 31 innings. Up next on the docket, a scheduled road start against the Blue Jays.
Apr 20 - 5:21 PM

Chris Sale picked up the second shutout of his major league career on Friday, allowing just two hits over nine masterful innings against the Rays.

Sale punched out nine in the dazzling performance, while both of the hits that he allowed were singles. The 27-year-old southpaw needed just 106 pitches to complete the masterpiece, his first shutout since May 12, 2013. He now sits at 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio over 23 frames on the season. He'll look to continue his dominance on Wednesday when he takes on the Angels at home.
Apr 15 - 9:37 PM

Chris Sale is still lined up to start Friday against the Rays.

The White Sox are pushing back everyone else in their rotation following Sunday's rainout. With Sale staying on normal rest, John Danks is in line to start Saturday.
Apr 11 - 4:26 PM

Chris Sale improved to 2-0 while limiting the Indians to six hits and three runs over seven innings Saturday in a White Sox victory.

He finished with six strikeouts and a pair of walks. Mike Napoli ended Sale's shutout bid with a two-run blast in the sixth inning. Sale let up another long ball in the seventh, this time to Yan Gomes. It wasn't a vintage performance from the ace left-hander, but it got the job done. Sale will aim for his third win next Friday at Tampa Bay.
Apr 9 - 5:17 PM

Chris Sale gave up three runs over seven innings and struck out eight in defeating the A's on Monday.

Well, maybe that's a good sign. Last year, Sale had just one start all year in which he allowed three runs and earned a win (Aug. 21 against the Mariners). Run support has never been all that plentiful for the left-hander, though he can hardly complain given that he's on the same staff as the ridiculously unlucky Jose Quintana.
Apr 5 - 1:20 AM

Chris Sale delivered 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball to help the White Sox top the Rangers on Tuesday.

A good way to wrap up the Cactus League for Chicago's dominant left-handed ace. He had just one blemish in his outing, a fifth-inning solo home run by Rangers infielder Hanser Alberto. Sale will start for the White Sox on Opening Day next Monday against the A's and should be a fantasy stud right out of the gate.
Mar 29 - 6:43 PM

Chris Sale gave up four runs in six innings Thursday against the Angels.

Sale struck out five and walked just one. The southpaw was cruising until his final inning of work when he served up a three-run homer to Mike Trout and a solo shot to C.J. Cron. So it was ultimately a mixed bag of an outing. Sale missed Opening Day last year due to a foot fracture, but he’s right on track this year.
Mar 24 - 7:48 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Sunday that the club has absolutely no intention of trading Chris Sale.

There had been some speculation after Sale publicly blasted executive vice president Kenny Williams that the White Sox may explore dealing their ace left-hander, but Hahn quickly put an end to those rumors. He'll once again be one of the top hurlers in the league in 2016.
Mar 20 - 10:10 PM

Chris Sale allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's Cactus League start against the Dodgers.

One of the six hits allowed was a solo home run by Alex Guerrero, but all in all it was a good day for the southpaw. He fanned three while walking one on the afternoon. Sale may not have been the main attraction Saturday with Clayton Kershaw on the bump for the Dodgers, but Kershaw may be the only one with a legitimate claim at being a better starting pitcher option than Sale heading into 2016.
Mar 19 - 6:53 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports Chris Sale lit into White Sox executive VP Ken Williams during a "contentious" meeting earlier this week.

Sale was upset Williams banned Adam LaRoche's son from the clubhouse, a decision that prompted LaRoche to announce his retirement. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports adds that Sale told Williams to "get out of the clubhouse and stay out." LaRoche's teammates were so upset with Williams that they actually threatened to boycott Wednesday's game against Milwaukee. LaRoche would have earned $13 million had he played this season.
Mar 17 - 2:25 PM

Chris Sale won't make his Cactus League debut until March 19.

Sale is perfectly healthy, as the White Sox are just saving some bullets here. The left-hander will throw simulated games and bullpen sessions over the next couple weeks rather than appear in game action. Sale crossed the 200-inning threshold in 2015 for the second time in his career.
Feb 26 - 1:54 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura wants Chris Sale to be more efficient this year.

Sale averaged 15.9 pitches per inning last season, his highest rate since 2010. "There are times when he gets a high pitch count early in a game and I think he’s got a lot better at it," said Ventura. "He’s more aware of it, how to attack hitters and last longer in a game." Sale may limit his strikeout potential by attacking hitters earlier in counts, though it should even out because he'll be able to pitch more innings. He's a top-ten starter in all fantasy formats.
Feb 20 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Kevan Smith
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3Carlos Rodon
4Mat Latos
5Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Tommy Kahnle