Chris Sale SP CWS 2 days ago

Sale will appeal the five-game suspension that he received from MLB for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the Royals, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Orioles, while the White Sox may be able to utilize an off-day May 4 to their advantage if the appeal process take more than a week. Sale and Jeff Samardzija both received five-game suspensions, and both players are appealing.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 days ago

Sale will be suspended five games for his role in Thursday's brawl with the Royals.

Five games could look significant, but it really isn't for practical purposes. Sale will likely miss a single start as the suspension would begin Sunday (he would have pitched Tuesday or Wednesday) and might force Chicago to call up a minor league pitcher to cover in the meantime.

Chris Sale SP CWS 4 days ago

Sale was ejected between the seventh and eighth inning of Thursday's contest following a benches-clearing incident, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale pitched seven innings Thursday, allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. However, his performance on the mound takes a back seat to the possibility of a suspension for his next start. Right now, that start would come Tuesday against the Orioles, but whether or not he's on the mound depends on how the situation unfolds over the next couple days.

Chris Sale SP CWS 1 week ago

Sale won his second straight start on Saturday, allowing two runs on four his and a walk over six innings, striking out six.

That's now a 14:2 K:BB ratio in 12 innings for Sale, who's showing absolutely no ill effects from his delayed start to the season. After taming the Tigers on Saturday, he'll go up against the red-hot Royals at home in his next turn.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Sale held the Twins to one run on five hits over six innings Sunday to pick up the win in his return from a foot injury. He struck out eight and walked one over his 98 pitches.

For those of you who might have been concerned about Sale being a bit rusty after a shortened spring and a delayed debut, his 98th pitch checked in at over 98 mph. There should be few concerns about Sale's health moving forward, and he should immediately re-stake his perch among the AL's elite tier of pitchers.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Sale (foot) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Sale is scheduled to take the hill against Phil Hughes and the Twins, but will be limited to roughly 90-95 pitches. Even with the limitation, Sale should be poised for a productive outing against a light-hitting Minnesota lineup, and is a must-start in nearly all season-long fantasy formats.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Manager Robin Ventura indicated Friday that Sale will be good for 90-95 pitches in his first outing of the season Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sale tossed 72 pitches in a minor league game Monday as he continued to build his arm strength. Depending on how well it goes, 90-95 pitches could get him deep into the contest. A good start is badly needed for the White Sox, who began the season 0-4 following a loss to the Twins Friday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Sale (foot) declared himself "ready to rock" for a season-debut Sunday against the Twins, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale, who missed nearly the entire spring with an avulsion fracture in his right foot, threw 72 pitches in a minor league game Monday and is feeling no ill effects from that outing. The Twins' offense should make for a comfortable cushion in his first start of the season.

Chris Sale SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Sale (foot) pitched five innings in a minor league game Monday, tossing 72 pitches, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sale remains on track to miss just one start, and fared pretty well in his out, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven. Barring a setback of some kind, he should be good to go for his April 12 start.

Chris Sale SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Sale (foot) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday.

Sale is still expected to pitch one more minor league game, and this DL stint should be backdated enough for the lefty to rejoin the Chicago rotation after it's first turn. He's been mowing down minor league hitters, and doesn't expect to be limited after rejoining the big league roster.