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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 178
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida Gulf Coast
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.
He got Jose Bautista four times. Sale has 42 strikeouts and just six walks over 29 2/3 innings to date. He exited with a 1-0 lead after Red Sox scored in the top of the ninth today, but Craig Kimbrel promptly blew the save, leaving Sale with just his one win to date. The Red Sox went on to prevail 4-1 in 10 innings. Apr 20 - 4:00 PM

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Chris Sale picked up his first win in a Red Sox uniform Saturday against the Rays, yielding just three hits and one run with 12 strikeouts and three walks over seven picturesque frames.

The Red Sox still aren’t scoring any runs for Sale, but today two was all they needed. Sale has been incredible this season, contributing a 1.25 ERA and a jaw-dropping 12.05 K/9 through his first three starts. The quirky dimensions of Fenway Park tend to favor hitters but so far Sale has allowed just one run in 14 innings there this season. Sale’s next outing will come Thursday at Toronto.
Apr 15 - 9:08 PM

Chris Sale notched 10 strikeouts while yielding just two runs over 7 2/3 innings versus the Tigers but was saddled with a loss Monday.

He yielded just a solo shot to Ian Kinsler through seven frames, and Sale looked to be on his way to cruising through the eighth inning when he retired the first two batters. However, he then permitted an Andrew Romine double and a walk to Kinsler before Nick Castellanos cashed in the go-ahead run with a single. Sale is still looking for his first Red Sox win even though he's allowed only two runs over 14 2/3 innings and has a 17/2 K/BB ratio. He'll get the Rays at Fenway this weekend.
Apr 10 - 5:41 PM

Making his Red Sox debut, Chris Sale struck out seven in seven scoreless innings Wednesday against the Pirates.

Sale was probably all excited about the run support he'd be getting after making the move to Boston. Tonight, though, the Red Sox couldn't score until the 12th, leaving Sale with a familiar no-decision. He's throwing really well right now, so expect continued stellar results in the coming weeks.
Apr 5 - 11:38 PM

Chris Sale tossed five scoreless innings and struck out six Sunday against the Twins.

Sale has cruised this spring. Even more impressive than his 2.57 ERA is his 26/2 K/BB ratio in 22 innings.
Mar 26 - 4:32 PM

Chris Sale had a tough night on Thursday, allowing seven hits and three runs over four sluggish innings in the Red Sox’s Grapefruit League win over the Pirates.

Sale wasn’t happy about his performance and for good reason. The left-hander was blasted for two hits in the first and three more in the fourth. He also had a brain cramp forgetting to cover first base at one point. All things considered, this could have been a lot worse as only one of Pittsburgh’s seven hits against Sale went for extra bases. The 74-pitch outing was his longest of the spring. Sale will face the Pirates again next month in their season-opening series at Fenway Park.
Mar 16 - 9:17 PM

Chris Sale punched out five batters and allowed just one hit while shutting out the Rays for four innings during the Red Sox' 2-1 victory.

It was his second start in Grapefruit League play. The Red Sox sold their farm system to obtain Sale back in December. The perennial Cy Young candidate notched a 17-10 record with a 3.34 ERA and 233 strikeouts in 226 2/3 innings with the White Sox last year. He will be one of the first pitchers chosen in fantasy drafts this month.
Mar 11 - 5:29 PM

Making his spring debut, Chris Sale allowed two runs -- one earned -- in two innings Monday against the Astros.

Sale struck out two and walked none. He wasn't held back for any reason other than, because of the WBC, it's an extra long spring this year.
Mar 6 - 5:11 PM

Chris Sale is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start with the Red Sox on March 6 against the Astros.

Sale logged 226 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2016, so the Red Sox are doing the wise thing and easing him into action this spring. He joins David Price and Rick Porcello to form as formidable a threesome as exists in the American League heading into 2017.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 11:34 AM

Red Sox acquired LHP Chris Sale from the White Sox for INF Yoan Moncada, RHP Michael Kopech, OF Luis Alexander Basabe, and RHP Victor Diaz.

It's a massive haul of prospects -- Moncada and Kopech being the centerpieces -- but the Red Sox get one of the top starting pitchers in baseball to line up next to David Price and 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello. Sale, 27, registered a 3.34 ERA, 1.037 WHIP, and 233/45 K/BB ratio over 226 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2016 and carries a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2019 if all the options are exercised.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:02:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox will acquire left-hander Chris Sale from the White Sox.

Oh baby. The Red Sox are paying a big price, as top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech are involved, as well as two other prospects. The Nationals were said to be in the lead late Monday, but Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski is known for being aggressive on the trade front and he was able to get his man. More details should pour in soon.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:14:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from multiple sources that the Red Sox have "built momentum" toward a deal with the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Buckle up. Rosenthal notes that this doesn't mean that the Nationals are out on Sale, but the sense is that the Red Sox are stronger at the moment. Given that the Nationals' offer reportedly centered around Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito, it will have to be a whopper of a return package. It's hard to say Sale wouldn't be worth it. He carries a very team-friendly contract which would keep him under team control for three more years.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:57:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox "remain strongly" in the mix for White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.

Rosenthal adds that the Nationals are still involved, but apparently a deal isn't as close as it appeared late Monday night. It's worth noting that those talks centered around top prospects Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito, so the cost for the Red Sox would be considerable. While this is just speculation for now, the White Sox could potentially insist on Yoan Moncada as part of the deal. Things are getting very interesting here.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:43:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox "checked in" with the White Sox on Monday regarding Chris Sale.

It was Rosenthal who reported that the Nationals' pursuit of Sale was gaining steam, but he cautions that it's "not necessarily a one-team race" for the left-hander. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has downplayed a potential pursuit of a marquee starter, but that doesn't automatically mean he won't try for one.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:54:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there is a "legitimate chance" Chris Sale is traded to the Nationals for a package headed by Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito.

Rosenthal says that the two teams are "haggling over the final pieces in the deal," so it sounds like they could complete something relatively soon. It had looked like the Nats were focused on Andrew McCutchen, but they've shifted their attention to Sale as they look to form a super rotation that would consist of Sale, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark and Gio Gonzalez or Joe Ross. Giving up both Giolito and Robles would sting, but it would be hard to pass up putting together a starting five like that.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:20:00 PM

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C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Brian Johnson
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott