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Chris Sale (elbow) said Tuesday that he "absolutely" expects to be activated from the disabled list on May 3 when first eligible.

"I have no reason to believe not," the left-hander added. While it's good that Sale is feeling confident the left flexor muscle strain will only cost him a couple weeks, we'll just have to see how he recovers. The White Sox have provided no timetable for his return.

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White Sox placed LHP Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a left flexor muscle strain.

This will be Sale's first ever trip to the disabled list. The good news is that he's not dealing with any ligament damage. The White Sox are hoping he won't have to miss more than 15 days, but it remains to be seen.

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The White Sox will place Chris Sale on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain.

The White Sox announced earlier Monday that Sale wouldn't make his next scheduled start due to "general soreness," but now we have more details. The good news is that the left-hander has no ligament damage in his elbow, but a flexor strain is still something that could cause a lengthy absence. Eric Surkamp, Charlie Leesman and Dylan Axelrod would seem to be the most likely candidates to take Sale's rotation spot. Tommy Hanson could eventually be an option, but he just joined Triple-A Charlotte's rotation over the weekend.

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Chris Sale will likely be scratched from Tuesday's start against the Tigers.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sale is dealing with general soreness, comparing it to what he has dealt with in each of the last two seasons. It sounds like he might only need to be pushed back a couple of days, but this situation is obviously worth monitoring. Andre Rienzo is a candidate to fill in Tuesday.

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Chris Sale wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run in seven innings and striking out 10 against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Sale was dominant for the most part, with the Red Sox crushing two of his very few mistakes. Fortunately, the first didn't hurt him, as Adam Eaton robbed David Ortiz of a homer in the first. The other did, though, as Xander Bogaerts was able to hit one out to left in the sixth. It was the first homer allowed by Sale in four starts this season.

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Chris Sale yielded three runs over five innings Friday against the Indians to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Sale wasn't at his best, needing 105 pitches to make it through his five innings of work, but he managed to keep his team in the ballgame. The lanky left-hander struck out five and walked a pair in the victory. He'll look for his fourth win next week against the Red Sox.

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Chris Sale allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in an Opening Day win over the Twins on Monday.

Sale gave up five hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. He fanned four out of the final six batters he faced, so he went out on a high note for fantasy owners. There's every reason to believe that the slender southpaw will be one of the AL's best starters again this season.

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Chris Sale allowed two earned runs in 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's start against the Rockies.

Sale wasn't sharp early, allowing a double and two singles to start the first inning. He was chased in the fourth after allowing two singles, one of which was erased by a double play. Overall, he allowed six hits and struck out three. He now has a 4.58 ERA in 17 2/3 spring innings, but should still be expected to rank among the best starters in the game.

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Chris Sale racked up five strikeouts in Saturday's Cactus League victory over the Dodgers.

Sale was tagged for three runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks over his 4 1/3 innings of work. He has compiled a 4.50 ERA and 13/3 K/BB ratio over 14 innings on the spring. He's slated to pitch on Opening Day for the White Sox and should once again be good for solid peripherals and well over 200 strikeouts this season.

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Chris Sale didn't allow a run in 4 1/3 innings in Monday's start against the Brewers.

Sale was solid, allowing only two hits while issuing no walks and striking out three. It is a nice bounce-back outing from last Wednesday's start. The lefty was crowned the Opening Day starter for the White Sox early on Monday.