Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Club looks into ways to extend Chris Sale’s early success into late-season effectiveness

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not in the market for an ace and are not looking to trade the one they already have, but the club has discussed tweaking the way Chris Sale is used next season. “We’ve talked about it,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said during yesterday’s second session of..." November 15

  • Red Sox pick up options for Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Red Sox have officially picked up the organization’s 2018 club options for both left-handed pitcher Chris Sale and right-handed reliever Craig Kimbrel. In addition, Boston has also activated infielder Marco Hernandez and right-handers Tyler Thornburg and Steven Wright from the club’s..." November 02

  • Red Sox ace Sale available out of bullpen for Game 4

    Boston Herald "Despite a forecast full of rain, the Red Sox and Houston Astros are expected to begin Game 4 of the American League Division Series on time today at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. ET. “It’s likely we’ll be in some dampness for the first couple hours,” Sox manager John..." October 09

  • Chris Sale could pitch in relief in Game 3

    Fanrag Sports "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says that ace left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale could pitch out of the bullpen in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon, according to Evan Drellich of NBCS Boston. The Red Sox have dropped the first..." October 07

  • Red Sox not ruling Chris Sale out for Game 4

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox are not ruling out Chris Sale from pitching Game 4 of the ALDS if the situation arises. Sale was shelled by Houston in Game 1 of the series and allowed seven runs on nine hits in five-plus innings as his Sox lost 8-2 to the Astros. Drew Pomeranz started Game 2 and Doug Fister..." October 06

  • Chris Sale on Game 1 performance: ‘Bad time to ‘suck’

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Sale accepted responsibility for his performance during Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Astros and Red Sox. Sale made his postseason debut on Thursday and it was one he will surely want to forget. In five innings, Sale allowed nine hits and seven runs. He also..." October 06

  • What can Chris Sale expect in his first postseason start?

    Providence Journal "Ron Darling remembers the way his first warmup pitch zoomed out of his hand that day at Shea Stadium in 1986. David Cone’s first thought is of how the nerves made his legs feel heavy at Dodger Stadium in 1988. CC Sabathia realized quickly how thoroughly unprepared he was for that 2001 start in..." October 04

  • Chris Sale on Game 1: 'It's what I'm here for'

    WEEI Boston "If the Red Sox lost Saturday, Chris Sale is pitching Sunday. What would that have meant? First of all, needing the ace to turn in one more regular season start would have been because the Red Sox' postseason existence was still in a state flux. It would have also pushed Sale back to Game 2..." October 01

  • Red Sox will start Sale on Sunday if they need to clinch

    Mass Live "If the Red Sox haven't clinched the American League East by Sunday, Chris Sale will indeed start. The Red Sox need one win or a Yankees loss in order to secure the AL East, but that task has proven elusive over the last few days. The Red Sox had hoped to provide Sale with extra rest, but..." September 30

  • Red Sox's Chris Sale becomes fastest in MLB history to strike out 1,500

    ESPN "Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out Toronto's Kevin Pillar in the second inning Tuesday night to reach 1,500 career strikeouts faster than any pitcher in major league history as Boston won, 3-0. "It's hard for me to fathom that a guy can record that many strikeouts in less than 1,300..." August 30

  • Chris Sale concerned he could be tipping pitches

    Larry Brown Sports "August has not been a great month for AL Cy Young Award contender Chris Sale, particularly when he has had to face the Indians. In two starts against Cleveland, Sale has given up 13 earned runs in eight innings. The left-hander’s ERA against every other team this season is 2.32. Are the Indians..." August 25

  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale fastest in AL history to 200 K's in season

    ESPN "It was a fastball, 96 mph on the outer half of the plate, and Kole Calhoun didn't swing at it as much as he reached and flailed. Once again, Chris Sale's last pitch of a game was as nasty as his first. Sale struck out Calhoun to complete a sixth scoreless inning Friday night in the Boston..." July 22

  • MLB All-Star Game: Max Scherzer, Chris Sale named starting pitchers

    USA Today "Chris Sale and Max Scherzer were named starting pitchers for the American and National League All-Star teams on Monday. For Sale, it's his second consecutive start in the Midsummer Classic, but first in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The hard-throwing left-hander started last year as a Chicago White..." July 10

  • Chris Sale doesn't fault Pablo Sandoval for shaky 1st inning: 'Mistakes are going to happen'

    Mass Live "Two shaky defensive plays by Pablo Sandoval in the bottom of the first inning led to three runs and Chris Sale throwing 39 pitches. "We didn't execute in the first inning," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "It cost him another 15, 18 pitches in the first inning. But that's the competitor in..." June 05

  • Chris Sale 'appreciative' of White Sox tenure

    MLB.com "Rylan Sale, the seven-year-old son of Chris Sale, had an important question for his father before he returned to Chicago with the Red Sox on Monday. "He asked me if I was going to be nervous playing here," said a relaxed Sale, as he met with the media in the Guaranteed Rate Field Conference..." May 29