Chicago White Sox
Career W-L
44-29
 
Career ERA
2.76
Name  Chris Sale
Born  3/30/1989
Height  6-6
Weight  180
Number  49
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
3/27/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale has thrown a bullpen session and a simulated game over the past week without incident, says baseball analyst Bruce Levine.
Insight: Sale is on pace for an April 12 start if all continues to go well. Given that timetable, fantasy owners should not discount Sales' value at all. Sale is coming off a 12-4 season with a stunning 2.17 ERA and 0.966 WHIP.
 
3/24/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Insight: There is still not a set timetable for his debut, so owners are currently in a grey area with Sale for now. We would suspect he will be pitching with the White Sox by mid-April, meaning he could be a steal in drafts this season.
 
3/11/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams confirmed Chris Sale will not pitch on Opening Day according to CSN Chicago.
Insight: Sale suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot at his home back in February. He also has a sprained ankle. Sale's ADP has already dropped, and rightfully so, but at a certain point, Sale will become a bargain if he continues to drop in fantasy leagues.
 
3/5/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale will probably miss Opening Day according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Heyman also said the White Sox expect Sale to be ready shortly after Opening Day. Sale suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot in an accident at his house on Feb. 27. He will probably not do any baseball activities the next two weeks.
 
2/28/2015 1:47:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale has an avulsion fracture of his right foot, according to the team's site.
Insight: He is expected to miss three weeks and the injury leaves him in doubt for Opening Day. Sale is Chicago's ace, who went 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.966 WHIP, and a fantasy stud.
 
9/24/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale strikes out 10 Tigers in no-decision.
Insight: He was in a pitchers' duel with Justin Verlander, but with a high pitch count, Sale was able to last only six innings. Sale has been Chicago's ace, as he is 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.
 
Hot9/11/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale pitched eight shutout innings, allowed two hits, struck out nine and walked two to beat the Athletics, 1-0.
Insight: With the eight shutout innings, Sale lowered his season ERA to 1.99. He is 12-3 with 192 strikeouts in 163 innings this season.
 
Hot9/5/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale pitched six innings, allowed one run on five hits in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday.
Insight: Sale should have more wins than he does, but he is still 11-3 with a 2.09 ERA this year. In his last 19 innings, Sale has yielded just four runs.
 
Hot8/30/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale allowed three runs over seven innings, struck out 13 and walked two in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Sale gave up two home runs in the first inning, but that was it. The 13 strikeouts were a season-high. Sale has pitched well over his last four starts, going 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA.
 
Hot7/26/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale shut out the Twins for eight innings giving up just five hits and striking out 12.
Insight: He's now 10-1 on the season with a 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts in 110 innings. That's as good as any pitcher in baseball.
 
Hot7/9/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale took a shutout into the eighth inning and left with a 4-1 lead Wednesday at Boston, but the White Sox bullpen gave away the game in the final 1 1/3 innings. Sale allowed four hits and one run, struck out six and walked none in 7 2/3 innings.
Insight: Chicago hasn't been able to solve its closing situation, which makes it all the more amazing that Sale is 8-1. The left-hander has a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and a 102/16 K/BB in 95 innings this season.
 
Hot7/4/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale struck out 12 batters and didn't walk anyone in a complete-game 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners Friday.
Insight: Sale took a shutout into the ninth inning. The left-hander missed nearly five weeks earlier this season due to an elbow injury, but he has a strong case to make the All-Star team with an 8-1 record, 2.16 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 96/16 K/BB in 87 1/3 innings.
 
Hot6/28/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale hasn't had his best stuff or command over his last three starts, but he's managed to make it work (2-0, 3.32 ERA)
Insight: Sale has allowed 23 hits and walked seven batters in his last 19 innings (1.58 WHIP). However, he still has a 2.30 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 78 1/3 innings this season. The left-hander has thrown at least 100 pitches in six straight starts, which is a good sign after he missed five weeks with an elbow injury.
 
Hot6/1/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale wasn't messing around Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Sale limited the Friars to two hits and one run over nine impressive innings. He struck out nine without allowing a walk. Sale has been a machine this season, logging a 1.59 ERA over 45 1/3 innings. He hasn't lost a decision since September.
 
5/28/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale threw just three innings Tuesday night due to a two-hour rain delay.
Insight: Sale didn't allow a hit and is clearly in the zone since coming off the disabled list. In fact, in his last three starts going back to before he suffered his elbow injury, Sale has allowed just two hits and one run while striking out 24 batters in 16 innings.
 
5/21/2014 11:30:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) will return to the rotation Thursday against the Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of cbssports.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He was expected to make one more rehab start but the team reconsidered because he was so dominant in his first and looked great in his bullpen session this week. Be sure to clear a roster spot if Sale is on your fantasy DL.
 
5/20/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and could be back against the Yankees this weekend, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He was expected to make one more rehab start but the team is reconsidering. Chicago wants to see how he responds to Tuesday's session before making a decision.
 
5/16/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) struck out 11 batters over four innings in a rehab start Friday night with Triple-A Charlotte. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, mlb.com
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He's expected to make one more rehab start despite the dominant results Friday.
 
5/10/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Acting White Sox manager Mark Parent (Robin Ventura is away from the team for his daughter's college graduation) confirmed that Chris Sale (elbow) is scheduled to make two rehab starts. SOURCE: Bruce Levine, CBS Chicago
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He could begin the rehab assignment on May 15, which would put him on track to return to the White Sox on May 25 against the Yankees.
 
5/7/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox GM Rick Hahn said Monday that he's hopeful Chris Sale (elbow) will be able to begin a minor league rehab assignment in two weeks, according to Doug Padilla of espnchicago.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17.