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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 gave up four runs -- three earned -- over eight innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins.
Sale struck out 10 and walked just one batter, but the Twins tagged him for back-to-back homers in the top of the second inning and then manufactured another two runs in the top of the third. Sale is now 3-2 on the season with a 4.21 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 54/14 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings. He gets the Orioles on the road next. May 23 - 7:25 PM

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Chris Sale nearly out-dueled Corey Kluber in Monday's 10-inning win, giving up only one run in eight innings of work.

The Indians scored their only run in the third inning on a Jose Ramirez sacrifice fly. Sale allowed just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. The lefty has a 4.36 ERA which is mostly due to a beating he took at the end of April against the Twins. He's otherwise been tough for opposing hitters. Sale also owns a 1.25 WHIP and a 44/13 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. The Twins await him in his next start at home.
May 18 - 10:59 PM

Chris Sale struck out 11 in his return from a five-game suspension Tuesday, limiting the Brewers to two runs over eight innings in a 4-2 victory.

A leadoff triple by Jean Segura turned into an early run, but Sale made precious few mistakes from that point forward. The only other Brewers' run came on an Elian Herrera solo homer, as Sale allowed just three hits and a walk over his eight innings. The start was easily his best of the season after some early struggles. Sale will attempt to carry some of that momentum over into Monday's start against the Indians.
May 12 - 11:38 PM

Chris Sale has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it Thursday.

Sale was issued the five-game sentence for his role in Chicago's April 23 brawl with the Royals. He should return to the White Sox starting rotation on May 12 against the Brewers. This bit of extended rest comes at a good time for Sale, who has been lit up in two straight outings. He has a rough 5.93 ERA and 1.61 WHIP for the year.
May 7 - 12:11 PM

Chris Sale struggled through another start Wednesday, allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Tigers.

Sale walked five and threw a wild pitch. His velocity has been just fine, but the poor command in his last two starts suggests something in his delivery is out of whack. Fortunately, he has one of the best pitching coaches in the game to help turn him around. We're not particularly concerned.
May 6 - 11:59 PM

Chris Sale was lit up for a career-high nine runs -- eight earned -- in three innings by the Twins on Thursday.

Adam Eaton's drop in center field opened the door for a seven-run third, and Sale simply couldn't close it on a night in which he wasn't his usual self. Besides the career high in runs allowed, it was tied for the shortest start of his career (with an outing he left early due to injury). He hadn't allowed more than five runs in a start since 2013.
Apr 30 - 11:21 PM

Chris Sale was given a five-game suspension for his role in Thursday's altercation with the Royals.

It will only cause the White Sox to push his next start back one day, provided he doesn't appeal.
Apr 25 - 1:16 PM

Chris Sale allowed two runs over seven innings before getting ejected from Thursday's game against the Royals.

Sale did some jawing with Ned Yost on the field after Yordano Ventura and Adam Eaton touched off the brawl in the seventh tonight. Before that, it looked like Sale might stay in another inning, even though he was at 99 pitches. Both runs came in a very sloppy first, but he was just fine after that.
Apr 24 - 12:42 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
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
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Nate Jones
7Matt Albers
8Scott Carroll
9Hector Noesi