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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball and FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox "are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale."
The report comes on the heels of one from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who said that the White Sox were offered a "king's ransom" for Sale earlier this week and replied with a flat "no." Heyman says that the White Sox "are contemplating a serious sale," but it's unclear at this point whether they'll move Sale or Jose Quintana. He adds that the Red Sox are "greatly interested" in Sale and Quintana but "the list of interested suitors is expected to be extremely long" should the Pale Hose wind up putting them on the trade block. Jul 22 - 4:20 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox were offered a "king's ransom" for Chris Sale in the last 48 hours and replied with a flat "no."

There have been reports that the White Sox do not want to break up their starting rotation, which would pull Jose Quintana off the block too. Sale is under club control through 2019 and boasts a 3.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 129/29 K/BB ratio in 133 innings this season. He finished fourth in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year and probably should have been higher. The 27-year-old ace is not going anywhere.
Jul 21 - 2:03 PM

Chris Sale was denied a victory after pitching eight innings of one-hit ball Monday against the Mariners.

Sale came out of a 3-0 game having thrown 100 pitches and then watched David Robertson give it away by allowing four runs in the bottom of the ninth. Sale can't complain too much, considering that he remains the major league leader in wins with 14 in 20 starts. This one, though, really seemed to be in the bag.
Jul 19 - 1:29 AM

Fresh off his start in the All-Star Game, Chris Sale will start Monday against the Mariners.

He'll be followed by Jose Quintana on Tuesday. The White Sox have yet to announce a starter for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Jul 15 - 8:21 PM

Chris Sale has been named the American League starter for Tuesday night's 2016 All-Star Game.

American League manager Ned Yost revealed his choice at a press conference Monday morning in San Diego. Sale, a five-time All-Star, earned the starting nod this year by going 14-3 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 123/26 K//BB ratio over 125 innings in the first half. He'll face off against National League starter Johnny Cueto.
Jul 11 - 1:44 PM

Chris Sale was torched in Friday's loss to the Braves, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in only five innings of work.

Sale struck out five and walked two in the uncharacteristically bad outing. Astoundingly, most of the damage was inflicted by the long ball, with Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers and Nick Markakis each taking him deep. Sale didn't allow a single home run to a left-handed hitter in each of the past three seasons, and allowed two on Friday night. Sale finishes the first half with a 14-3 record, 3.38 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
Jul 9 - 12:07 AM

Chris Sale struck out nine but allowed five runs -- four earned -- over seven innings of work in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

Sale gave up just six hits, including a solo homer, and a walk in his seven-plus innings, but the Astros did well to turn them into five runs. Even so, the White Sox provided him enough offense for his fifth consecutive win and his 14th of the year. The southpaw will have one more start before the All-Star break to try to improve on his impressive first half, one that has him with a 3.00 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 118/24 K/BB ratio heading into an interleague bout with the Braves on Friday.
Jul 2 - 7:23 PM

Chris Sale limited the Blue Jays to two runs over eight innings Sunday in a 5-2 victory for the White Sox.

Sale had a stretch of mediocrity between late May and mid-June, but he's back to his top-tier ways now. The ace left-hander held a dangerous Red Sox offense to one run on four hits over seven innings Tuesday and he mostly shut down the Jays on Sunday, scattering five hits and two walks across eight frames. The only runs he gave up came on solo shots by Troy Tulowitzki and Junior Lake in the top of the eighth.
Jun 26 - 4:55 PM

Chris Sale earned his major league-leading 12th victory on Tuesday, limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits over seven strong innings.

The hard-throwing southpaw punched out nine batters on the night while issuing only one free pass. The only run he allowed came on a sacrifice fly by Mookie Betts in the third inning. Sale has been outstanding this season, compiling a 12-2 record, 2.83 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 102/21 K/BB ratio across 105 innings. He'll look to extend his dominance when he takes on the Blue Jays at home on Sunday.
Jun 21 - 10:42 PM

Chris Sale picked up his 11th win after yielding three runs in seven innings Wednesday against the Tigers.

Sale has a 6.08 ERA in his last five starts, but this was a solid effort tonight. He struck out seven and walked one in the 119-pitch outing. He's the first starter to reach 11 victories this year. No other American Leaguer has gotten to 10.
Jun 16 - 12:17 AM

Chris Sale reached double digits in wins while giving up double digit hits, yielding five runs on 11 knocks (including three bombs) and one walk but did manage eight strikeouts in six frames in the White Sox' 7-5 victory over the Royals in Chicago.

Sale's 2.87 ERA is still stellar after absorbing the five run blow. Now with 10 wins and two losses, Sale is well on his way to eclipsing his 13 wins from a year ago. The eight whiffs were nice to see. They helped to counteract Sale's sliding strikeout rate, which is down to 8.51 K/9 from his 11.82 last year. Sale has also lost 2 miles per hour off his fastball since last year.
Jun 11 - 1:57 AM

Chris Sale surrendered four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

It's been nearly three weeks since Sale earned his ninth win. He fell to 9-2 on Saturday after yielding a season-high nine hits while also walking two. The ace left-hander will look to get back on the right track in his next outing at home against the Royals.
Jun 4 - 7:34 PM

Chris Sale was his typical ace-like self in earning a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday, striking out seven and allowing two runs over seven innings.

Sale got his hiccups (as they were) out of the way early, with both runs on his line scoring in the first inning via an RBI double by Lorenzo Cain and an RBI single by Eric Hosmer. And that was all she wrote. With the no-decision under his belt, Sale will carry a sterling 2.29 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 76/16 K/BB ratio (78 2/3 innings) into a road showdown with the Tigers next time he toes the rubber. He will be looking to pick up win No. 10 in that one.
May 29 - 6:16 PM

Chris Sale will start on Sunday against the Royals.

The White Sox had initially planned to push Sale back to Monday following Thursday's rainout, but manager Robin Ventura changed his mind. Mat Latos will be pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday and Jose Quintana will stay on turn Monday.
May 27 - 5:26 PM

Chris Sale took his first loss of the season in decisive fashion Tuesday, allowing six runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Indians.

We knew Sale had to lose eventually, even if it seemed like he never would. Still, it was surprising to see him get lit up after he'd so thoroughly dominated through most of the season's first two months. Even on a night when he didn't have it -- he walked four after walking just 14 in his first nine starts -- Sale still managed to strike out seven. The southpaw is now 9-1 with a 2.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 69/14 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings. He'll look to bounce back Sunday at the Royals.
May 24 - 11:09 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Carson Fulmer
10Michael Ynoa
11Tommy Kahnle