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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Chris Sale racked up six strikeouts in six innings of work in a victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
Staked to a gigantic lead, Sale was on cruise control for most of the afternoon, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over his six frames. He did surrender one home run, a solo shot to J.D. Martinez. Sale now boasts a 2.25 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 14/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings in his first two starts. He'll look to continue that dominance on Thursday when he does battle against the Royals. Apr 18 - 4:21 PM

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Chris Sale allowed one run on five hits over six innings in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Twins.

Sale had been on the shelf recovering from an avulsion fracture in his right foot. He looked like his old self against the Twins, striking out eight and walking just one. 72 of his 98 pitches went for strikes. The only blemish on his line came when Danny Santana burned him for an RBI double in the third inning. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor Sale's health, but the lefty ace can be deployed with confidence moving forward. He'll take his newly-healed foot on the road against the Tigers in his next start.
Apr 12 - 5:15 PM

White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day disabled list.

Sale will make his season debut on Sunday against the Twins after getting a late start due to an avulsion fracture in his right foot. His pitch count will be limited slightly, but fantasy owners should start him with confidence against the Twins' lineup.
Apr 12 - 10:55 AM

Chris Sale (foot) delivered five innings of one-run ball Monday in a minor league game.

Sale struck out seven batters and threw 72 total pitches. It was the final tuneup before his regular-season debut -- which should be April 12 against the Twins. Sale did not make a Cactus League appearance this spring due to a late-February avulsion fracture in his right foot, but the ace left-hander can be started with confidence out of the gate in all fantasy formats.
Apr 6 - 1:39 PM

White Sox placed LHP Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot injury.

Sale suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot in late February and didn't log a single appearance in the Cactus League this spring, but he's been making good progress on the side and seems to be on track for an April 12 regular-season debut against the Twins. Jeff Samardzija is starting Opening Day for the Pale Hose.
Apr 5 - 3:49 PM

Chris Sale (foot) struck out 13 batters over six-plus innings Wednesday in a minor league game.

Sale gave up one run on two hits in the impressive outing against a group of Reds minor leaguers. The ace left-hander is making steady progress from an avulsion fracture in his right foot and is penciled in for an April 12 regular-season debut. If that holds, his first opponent will be the light-hitting Twins.
Apr 1 - 5:14 PM

Chris Sale (foot) is on pace to make his season debut on April 12 against the Twins.

That's the final game of the White Sox' first series at home. Sale threw a simulated game on Friday with no issues and could appear in a minor league game early next week. It's been four weeks since the left-hander suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot and he's progressed without any setbacks.
Mar 27 - 1:27 PM

Chris Sale (foot) threw a simulated game on Friday.

It comes after he completed a bullpen session Wednesday with no issues. Sale is coming along nicely as he recovers from an avulsion fracture in his right foot and looks poised to rejoin the rotation by mid-April.
Mar 27 - 12:44 PM

Chris Sale (foot) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

A previous report suggested that he would throw his bullpen session Tuesday, but Sale just had his days mixed up. In other words, it's not a setback with the avulsion fracture in his right foot. The next step calls for him to call a 75-pitch simulated game, which will likely take place this weekend. There's no clear timetable for his season debut, but sometime around mid-April appears realistic.
Mar 24 - 3:23 PM

Chris Sale (foot) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday in White Sox camp.

Sale performed a range of mobility drills on Monday and later told reporters that he feels like "a real baseball player again" after being shut down for three weeks with an avulsion fracture in his right foot. Sale won't be ready for Opening Day, but he should be in the White Sox rotation by the middle of April. If his bullpen session goes well Tuesday, he'll then throw a 75-pitch simulated game Friday to get back on track.
Mar 23 - 2:19 PM

Chris Sale (foot) will begin mobility drills on Monday.

He came through Friday's mound sessions without any issues and is progressing nicely in his recovery from an avulsion fracture in his right foot. He would like to face live hitters before spring training ends, but he'll have to regain his mobility before he's cleared to do so. It looks as though he should be ready to join the White Sox rotation in mid-April.
Mar 21 - 12:39 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said that Chris Sale (foot) threw off a mound Friday at "full bore."

It's the first time he's thrown at full effort since going down with an avulsion fracture in his right foot in late February. Sale is progressing on schedule and while he will not be ready for Opening Day, the left-hander could rejoin the rotation in mid-April.
Mar 20 - 4:53 PM

Chris Sale (foot) threw lightly off of a mound on Saturday without any issues.

He's moving around much better in recent days and is making progress in his recovery from an avulsion fracture in his right foot and sprained ankle. While he has been ruled out for Opening Day, there's still hope that he'll be ready to take the ball his first turn through the White Sox rotation.
Mar 14 - 1:27 PM

White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams confirmed that Chris Sale (foot) will not pitch on Opening Day.

This just confirms what most people have suspected ever since Sale suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot in late February. He's also dealing with a sprained ankle. On his current timetable, Sale is expected to resume baseball activities in 10 days -- March 21 at the earliest. There's talk the White Sox could trot Sale out for his first start on April 12, though none of this is set in stone.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 11 - 3:51 PM

Chris Sale admitted Saturday that he's also dealing with a sprained ankle in addition to the avulsion fracture in his foot.

It doesn't appear that the ankle injury will affect Sale's timeline for recovery, though he appears unlikely to be ready in time for Opening Day. Jeff Samardzija appears to be the most likely candidate to get the ball when the White Sox kick off the regular season.
Mar 7 - 1:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Micah Johnson
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Carlos Sanchez
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Javy Guerra
6Dan Jennings
7Matt Albers
8Kyle Drabek
9Nate Jones
10Eric Surkamp