Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Chris Sale falls 4 strikeouts short of MLB record

    ESPN "Eight was enough for Chris Sale. On the cusp of setting a modern-era single-season record with his ninth consecutive start with at least 10 strikeouts, the Boston Red Sox ace lefty fanned only six Texas Rangers batters, his lowest total of the season. But there wasn't a soul in Fenway Park..." May 25

  • Jose Quintana says duel with Chris Sale ‘would be awesome’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana and Chris Sale are two starts away from squaring off when the White Sox play the Red Sox on May 30 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Sale’s presence alone, pitching against his old team, will make for one of the more anticipated events of the Sox’ season. Going up against Quintana, who..." May 22

  • Chris Sale ties own MLB record with 8th straight 10-plus strikeout outing "Chris Sale's evening started with a strikeout and ended with another addition to the MLB record book. With a 10-strikeout performance in Friday night's 3-2 walk-off loss to the A's in 10 innings, the Red Sox's ace reached double-digit strikeouts for an eighth straight appearance, matching a..." May 20

  • Will the fire that makes Chris Sale great burn him out in Boston?

    ESPN "Last July, Chris Sale stunned the baseball world when he used scissors to shred a set of 1976 White Sox throwback uniforms because he did not want to pitch in them. The story quickly went viral: Who on earth would do that? Chicago team president Kenny Williams thought he was being pranked when his..." May 17

  • Chris Sale K's 10+ in 7th straight, 1 shy of MLB record "With a sixth-inning strikeout of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Red Sox lefty Chris Sale hit double-digit K's for the seventh consecutive start during a 6-3 Boston win Saturday. His streak is now one shy of the Major League record, set by Pedro Martinez in 1999 and matched by Sale in..." May 13

  • Chris Sale joins Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan in elite MLB strikeout club

    Sportsnaut "Before Sunday’s Boston Red Sox versus Minnesota Twins game had concluded, Chris Sale had already made a bit of MLB history. Striking out 10 batters for the sixth consecutive game, Sale joined MLB legends Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in league history to..." May 07

  • MLB won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for throwing behind Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. Sale threw a 98 mph fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park,..." May 05

  • Sale likely to be disciplined; MLB warns Red Sox, Orioles about their feud

    CBS Sports "In the wake of Chris Sale throwing behind Manny Machado, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call with the managers of both teams and warned them not to continue this feud, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sale is likely to be disciplined in some form, possibly a suspension. Here..." May 03

  • Chris Sale 'not losing sleep' over beef with Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night was an a very eventful night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox and Orioles played the second game of their four-game series, which the Red Sox won 5-2 (box score) behind staff ace Chris Sale. The game featured a standing ovation for Adam Jones and a triple play , among other things. In..." May 03