Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:07:59 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have made SP Chris Sale untouchable in trade talks.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:53:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz, Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale and RP Jesse Crain, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish and RP Joe Nathan, Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera and Detroit Tigers SPs Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have been named to the American League team for the 2013 All-Star Game. Buchholz and Crain will not be able to pitch in the game because of injuries.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:59:54 -0700
The Chicago White Sox are willing to trade any play except for 1B Paul Konerko and SP Chris Sale this summer, according to rival executives. The White Sox could part with OF Alex Rios, SS Alexei Ramirez and SP John Danks, and they are currently involved in some discussions with other clubs. The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals could all be fits for Rios, and the Los Angeles Dodgers make sense for Ramirez.
Chicago could get the idea to sell RP Jesse Crain as a ninth-inning man during a soft market for closers. He has roughly $2.25 million left on his salary this year. SP Jake Peavy (rib) could wind up being the best available pitcher on the market this summer, but he still has three weeks before he's back from the disabled list. The White Sox will want a lot in return for Peavy, and other teams won't be sure he's completely healthy. 3B Jeff Keppinger's name has also come up, and 1B Adam Dunn may be hard to move.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:29:25 -0700
Chicago White Sox SPs Chris Sale, John Danks, Hector Santiago and Jose Quintana are now scheduled to face the Houston Astros from Friday, June 14, through Monday, June 17. The club's game on Wednesday, June 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed, and the White Sox have off on Thursday, June 13, so they have elected to skip SP Dylan Axelrod.
Fantasy Tip: The ChiSox may just be taking advantage of the chance to give Axelrod some extra rest after he was thrashed in his start on Monday. Perhaps Santiago has a legit chance to move ahead of Axelrod in the pecking order now, although that's of little importance for the foreseeable future.
Wed, 29 May 2013 15:43:34 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale will stay on his normal schedule and start Sunday, June 2, instead of being moved up after throwing only two innings in the game that was called due to inclement weather Tuesday, May 28.
Tue, 28 May 2013 20:58:00 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale started Tuesday, May 28, against the Chicago Cubs, but the game was canceled due to rain in the third inning after Sale had already thrown 37 pitches. Pitching coach Don Cooper said the team will consider bringing Sale back on short rest to start Saturday, June 1.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Sale served up a two-run homer, and that was washed away. The bad news is that Sale was slated to be a two-start pitcher this week, and now he will get just one. His next scheduled start was set for Sunday, June 2.
Sat, 25 May 2013 17:00:14 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) played catch Saturday, May 25, and said he will be able to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, May 28.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Sale will be fine for his next start unless he suffers an unexpected setback in the next few days. Owners should keep him in their starting lineup entering next week.
Wed, 22 May 2013 19:58:03 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) is not scheduled for an MRI, and he is thought to be on track to pitch Tuesday, May 28, against the Chicago Cubs. "He wants to go pitch," manager Robin Ventura said. "It's us that are taking the ball out of his hands. It's not his decision, but he knows how he feels and how he's going to feel in five days."
Fantasy Tip: Sale sounds like a go for his next scheduled start, and he would be a two-start pitcher in the upcoming week barring any weather interruptions or health issues. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:15:49 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) fought hard to make his start Wednesday, May 22, but the team made the final decision to skip his start in favor of SP Hector Santiago. Sale is sitting out with a mild case of tendonitis in his left posterior shoulder. However, he is adamant that he'll make his next start against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 28. The team admitted that they are taking a cautious approach with Sale.
Fantasy Tip: Durability concerns have surrounded Sale since he came up to the major leagues. His lanky build has fueled those concerns, and the White Sox have continued to take steps to keep him healthy over the long run. This appears to be another one of those scenarios. Continue to roll with Sale as a fantasy ace in the meantime, but selling high on him might not be a bad idea.
Tue, 21 May 2013 19:09:44 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) has been scratched for his start Wednesday, May 22, due to a mild case of tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder. The move is precautionary.