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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 gave up just one run in five innings while striking out eight in a 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
After giving up an RBI double to Manny Machado in the first inning, Sale completely shut down the Baltimore offense, and he allowed just two hits in the game. He now possesses an ERA of 1.23, and he's on pace to strike out 335 hitters in the 2018 season. He'll look to continue this strong run on Friday against the Athletics in Oakland. Apr 15 - 4:01 PM

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Chris Sale punched out eight batters while limiting the Yankees to one run over six innings in Tuesday’s 14-1 blowout win.

This one was understandably billed as a potential pitcher’s duel with Sale squaring off against Luis Severino, but Severino was off his game and the red-hot Red Sox made it a laugher. Sale had thrown just 87 pitches through his six frames and surely had more in the tank, but with a big advantage Boston decided to save some bullets. The southpaw has given up just two runs over his first three starts and takes on the Orioles at Fenway on Sunday.
Apr 10 - 10:37 PM

Chris Sale pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out six Tuesday against the Marlins.

The run was a result of J.D. Martinez failing to get to a ball in right field that would have been an easy out for Mookie Betts. If this were last season, Sale likely would have gone out for a sixth inning tonight. The Red Sox, though, are hoping to prevent him from wearing down this year and thus removed him after 93 pitches tonight.
Apr 3 - 11:06 PM

Chris Sale allowed just one hit while striking out nine over six scoreless innings in Thursday's Opening Day start, but settled for a no-decision.

Sale was terrific, and left with a four-run lead in line for his first win of 2018. Unfortunately for owners of the southpaw, the Sox bullpen couldn't hold that lead. Still, it was a stellar showing in his first start on a day when not all pitchers were in midseason form. He's in for another huge year in 2018.
Mar 29 - 7:33 PM

Chris Sale (hip) told reporters that he expects to be on the mound for his Opening Day start against the Rays.

"It looked a lot worse than it actually is," he said. Sale was hit by a comebacker on his hip on Saturday, but x-rays came back negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion.
Mar 25 - 11:12 AM

Precautionary X-rays on Chris Sale's hip came back negative.

It's nothing more than a contusion, sustained after he was hit by a comebacker Saturday, and Sale should be fine in a few days. He's on track to start on Opening Day for the BoSox.
Mar 24 - 4:41 PM

Chris Sale said Saturday that he'll be ready to make his Opening Day start.

Sale was diagnosed with a left hip contusion after getting drilled by a line drive on Saturday. The left-hander claims that there's no injury, that the ball just hit a nerve and temporarily stunned his leg. He'll undergo a precautionary X-ray to be sure, but it sounds like he avoided a scare.
Mar 24 - 3:04 PM

Chris Sale has been diagnosed with a left hip contusion and will be evaluated further.

Sale was forced to leave Saturday's start after getting hit by a line drive, but it appears as if he was able to avoid any significant injury. Look for the Red Sox to provide another update after he's evaluated, but for now it sounds like he's day-to-day.
Mar 24 - 2:18 PM

Chris Sale was forced to leave Saturday's Grapefruit League outing after being drilled in the leg by a line drive.

It's unclear if the liner hit him in the knee or in the thigh. The good news, is that he was able to walk off the field under his own power and without a noticeable limp. He'll likely head for further testing. Look for an update from the Red Sox on his status shortly.
Mar 24 - 1:24 PM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora has named Chris Sale as his Opening Day starter.

No surprise there. Sale finished second in the American League Cy Young balloting last season after registering a 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and a ridiculous 308/43 K/BB ratio across 214 1/3 innings. He will take the bump March 29 against the Rays, with David Price and Rick Porcello to follow. Brian Johnson will open as the team's No. 5 starter, and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will serve as the No. 4 starter whenever he's ready.
Mar 20 - 4:25 PM

Chris Sale surrendered four runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Sale got touched up for the first time in three starts this spring, but he still managed to strike out six. Most of the damage came on Aaron Altherr's three-run homer. Sale has a 3.21 ERA and an 18/3 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
Mar 19 - 5:17 PM

Chris Sale made easy work of the Twins on Wednesday, striking out seven over five scoreless innings in Boston's 2-1 win.

Sale allowed two hits and walked none. In two starts this spring, he's allowed one run over nine innings and posted a 12/0 K/BB ratio.
Mar 14 - 3:57 PM

Chris Sale struck out five while allowing one run in four innings Friday against the Marlins.

Sale was plenty sharp in his first start of the spring, allowing just two hits and walking none. The Red Sox have yet to announce their Opening Day starter, but Sale is sure to get the call.
Mar 9 - 4:18 PM

Chris Sale and the Red Sox made changes to his offseason program this winter in hopes of keeping him fresh throughout the year.

"I showed up for spring training really ready to go," Sale said of last season, the final 11 starts of which he went 4-4 with a 4.09 ERA. "My arm was in midseason form. We’re going to gradually build that up." Sale will throw less ahead of the season and during spring, and may even skip a start or two during the year in hopes of keeping him in peak form until October. It's scary to think that the 28-year-old could be even better than the 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 308/43 K/BB ratio he posted in 2017, but that's what he and the club are aiming for.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 20 - 11:33 PM

Red Sox exercised LHP Chris Sale's $12.5 million club option for 2018.

A no-brainer move here for Boston. Sale should finish high in the 2017 American League Cy Young balloting after registering a 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 308/43 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings this season. He'll be a bargain at $12.5 million in 2018 and he also carries a team-friendly $13.5 million club option for 2019.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Bobby Poyner